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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.


Leo Genn
as Peter Howard
Anthony Steel
as John Clinton
David Greene
as Bennett
Patrick Waddington
as Senior British Officer
Hans Meyer
as Charles
Peter Finch
as The Australian
Russell Waters
as 'Wings' Cameron
Ralph Ward
as Adjutant
Herbert Kilitz
as Camp Guard
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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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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