Cinema: Escape Artist

Escape! Few words exert such melodramatic appeal, possibly because every man feels himself some kind of prisoner. As a result, some of the world's best escapist literature has been literature about breakouts.

The McKenzie Break carries on in the unblemished tradition of such predecessors as The Wooden Horse and The Great Escape. This time the P.O.W.s are Germans, and their guards are tommies. When the camp suffers a series of riots, British Intelligence decides to send an investigator, boozy, erratic Captain Connor (Brian Keith). Between drinks, the captain interprets the unrest as a diversionary...

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