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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 76
Category: Action/Adventure, Bio/History, Drama, WarNotable as: War filmSub-Category: War film, Adventure Film, DramaMain subject: aviation, World War II, Battle of BritainRuntime: 106 - 111 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United Kingdom, United StatesFilming location: Pinewood StudiosDirector: Roy Ward BakerScreenwriter: Howard ClewesMusic: Hubert CliffordCinematography: Eric CrossStars: Hardy Krüger, Michael Goodliffe, Jack Gwillim, Alec McCowen, Colin Gordon, Terence Alexander, Julian Somers, Andrew FauldsProducer: Julian WintleAward details: (details at IMDb)
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The One That Got Away is a 1957 World War II film starring Hardy Krüger and featuring Michael Goodliffe, Jack Gwillim and Alec McCowen. The film was directed by Roy Ward Baker with a screenplay written by Howard Clewes. The One That Got Away was based on the 1956 book of the same name by Kendal Burt and James Leasor. The film chronicles the true exploits of Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, a Luftwaffe pilot shot down over England in 1940. He initially tried to escape from England, but was later successful during transfer to a Canadian POW camp.


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