The Wooden Horse (1951)





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Based on a true incident in 1943, brought to life by the Eric Williams novel "The Tunnel Escape," this is the story of British POWs who escape from a Nazi camp through a tunnel they dug beneath their exercise horse. Told with good humor, it set the pace and style for later prison camp movies done by the British.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Snader Productions


Leo Genn
as Peter Howard
Anthony Steel
as John Clinton
David Greene
as Bennett
Patrick Waddington
as Senior British Officer
Anthony Dawson
as Pomfret
Franz Schafheitlin
as Commandant
Hans Meyer
as Charles
Peter Finch
as The Australian
Russell Waters
as 'Wings' Cameron
Ralph Ward
as Adjutant
Herbert Kilitz
as Camp Guard
Lis Lovert
as Kamma
Helge Erickson
as Sigmund
Walter Hertner
as German Policeman
Meinhart Maur
as Hotel proprietor
Walter Gotell
as The follower
Philip Dale
as Bill White
Bill Travers
as Prisoner
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ok movie about WWII post WWII about british pow's who try to escape from a german POW camp-think the great escape-steve mcqueen.

Gregory Wood
Gregory Wood

The true story of three british airmen who escaped from a prison camp in WWII. There's little here that hasn't been done again and again in prison escape films, although it does pick up once they escape the camp; the cat and mouse chase in the dark alleys of nazi Germany is the stand-out scene. Probably a lot more true to life than the Great Escape, but much less entertaining as a result. Solid but unremarkable.

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