The One That Got Away is the remarkable true story of the only German prisoner of war captured in Britain who managed to escape and successfully return to his homeland. Hardy Kruger – one of Germany's leading actors and himself a prisoner of war who escaped from the Americans on three occasions – stars as the charismatic Lieutenant Franz von Werra; a strong supporting cast includes Michael Goodliffe Colin Gordon and Terence Alexander. This classic feature directed by Golden Globe winner Roy Ward Baker is presented here in a High Definition transfer... from the original film elements. With the Battle of Britain at its height a German fighter pilot is shot down over England and taken into custody. Though confined to a POW camp his captivity cannot deter him from the single aim of escaping back to his homeland. After several months he sees his chance and takes it... Special Features Image Gallery Original Theatrical Trailer [show more]
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The true story of Lt. Franz von Werra, the only German prisoner-of-war interred in Britain to successfully escape and return to Germany. His journey took him initially to Canada and then through the USA before his eventual return to his homeland.