🎖 Allied POWs plot a mass breakout from prison camp. Note that this was not a "concentration camp," military POWs were generally treated according to the Geneva conventions. As they explain during the movie, it's an officer's duty to try to escape, so they go in grand style. Beautifully photographed in Panavision, the premiere widescreen system of the day, on location in Germany. The excitement never stops, the cast is outstanding, and the Elmer Bernstein score will have you ready to climb in the tunnel. So, the Observer says, check it out.