The Colditz Story
The Germans believed that no man could escape from Colditz Castle, set as it was in the heart of the Reich, 400 miles from any neutral frontier. This film, based on Pat Reid's epic novel, tells the story of how the British, French, Dutch and Polish prisoners of war who were incarcerated in Colditz set out to prove their captors wrong.
- "Easily one of the best prisoner-of-war yarns to come from any British studio, The Colditz Story is a taut real-life meller, based on the personal experiences of the author, Pat Reid."
- "...a meat-and-potatoes war movie, solid in performance, direction and stiff-upper quotient."
- "A nicely executed tale of British pluck from 1955...."
Awards & Recognition
Best British Film