DVD & Blu-ray review: The Colditz Story (U) Guy Hamilton (93mins)


Ben Walsh
Saturday 08 December 2012 01:00

"There will be no escape unless you wish to die," explains Anton Diffring's humourless German officer in this stirring true tale of Allied PoWs (including John Mills and Lionel Jeffries) who, of course, plan to break out of the daunting fortress of Colditz Castle, home to the most persistent escapees.

A nicely executed tale of British pluck from 1955 – but not a patch on John Sturges's The Great Escape.

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