The Colditz Story

The Colditz Story

Director: Guy Hamilton Cast: John Mills, Eric Portman, Christopher Rhodes

VHS (Black & White)


During World War II, the impenetrable Colditz castle in Germany was selected as the site for a POW camp. The Germans reason that, since Colditz has been virtually impossible to get into or out of for centuries, it is ideal for housing the most contentious allied prisoners. British officer John Mills doesn't agree, and leads an escape through a subterranean tunnel. Only three of the prisoners (Mills included) survive the escape; the next step is to get out of Germany itself. Colditz Story is based on the reminiscences of P. R. "Pat" Reid, the real-life English officer portrayed in this film by John Mills.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/1997
UPC: 0017153069730
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: Republic Pictures
Presentation: [B&W]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Mills Pat Reid
Eric Portman Col. Richmond
Christopher Rhodes "Mac" McGill
Lionel Jeffries Harry Tyler
Bryan Forbes Jimmy Winslow
Ian Carmichael Robin Cartwright
Richard Wattis Richard Gordon
David Yates Dick
Frederick [Fritz] Valk Kommandant
Dennis Shaw Priem
Anton Diffring Fischer
Ludwig Lawinski Franz Josef
Carl Duering German Officer
Keith Pyott French colonel
Eugene Deckers La Tour
Rudolf Offenbach Dutch Colonel
Theodore Bikel Vandy
Arthur Butcher Polish colonel
Douglas Argent British officer
Leo Bieber German interpreter
Eric Corrie British officer
Terence Brook British Officer
Guy Deghy German soldier
Claude LeSache French interpreter
Guido Lorraine Polish officer
Kenneth Midwood British officer
Peter Myers British officer
Frederick Schiller German soldier
Peter Swanwick Lutyens
John Heller German guard

Technical Credits
Guy Hamilton Director,Screenwriter
Eric Carter Makeup
Francis Chagrin Score Composer
Thomas Clyde Production Manager
Gordon Dines Cinematographer
Ivan Foxwell Producer,Screenwriter
Peter Mayhew Editor
Alexander Vetchinsky Art Director
Bill Walsh Costumes/Costume Designer

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