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Breakout (1959)

101 min | Drama, War

In 1943, an Italian-administered P.O.W. camp for captured Allies goes through a series of failed escapes only to culminate in a daring plan for a dramatic mass escape.
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Bryan Forbes (screenplay) | Frank Harvey (screenplay) | Michael Gilbert (novel)
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Updated Feb 17, 1959

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Jan 17, 1960 (United States)

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Richard Todd
Lt. Col. David Baird, M.C. Lt. Col. David Baird, M.C.   See fewer
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Bernard Lee
Lt. Col. Huxley Lt. Col. Huxley   See fewer
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Michael Wilding
Major Charles Marquand Major Charles Marquand   See fewer
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Richard Attenborough
Capt. 'Bunter' Phillips Capt. 'Bunter' Phillips   See fewer
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Dennis Price
Capt. Rupert Callender Capt. Rupert Callender   See fewer
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Donald Houston
Capt. Roger Byfold Capt. Roger Byfold   See fewer
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William Franklyn
Capt. Tony Long Capt. Tony Long   See fewer
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Vincent Ball
Capt. Pat Foster Capt. Pat Foster   See fewer
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Peter Arne
Capitano Benucci Capitano Benucci   See fewer
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Peter Jones
Capt. Alfred Piker Capt. Alfred Piker   See fewer
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Ronnie Stevens
Lt. Meynell, 'The Sewer Rat' Lt. Meynell, 'The Sewer Rat'   See fewer
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Terence Alexander
Lt. Gibbs Lt. Gibbs   See fewer
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Andrew Faulds
Lt. Comdr. 'Dopey' Gibbon, R.N. Lt. Comdr. 'Dopey' Gibbon, R.N.   See fewer
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Steve Norbert
Lt. Pierre Dessin Lt. Pierre Dessin   See fewer
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Cyril Shaps
Lt. Cyriakos Coutoules Lt. Cyriakos Coutoules   See fewer
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Eric Lander
Lt. Tim O'Brien Lt. Tim O'Brien   See fewer
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John Dearth
Lt. Robson Lt. Robson   See fewer
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Robert Bruce
'Doc' Simmonds, R.A.M.C. 'Doc' Simmonds, R.A.M.C.   See fewer
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Harold Siddons
Capt. 'Tag' Burchnall Capt. 'Tag' Burchnall   See fewer
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Ian Whittaker
2nd. Lt. Betts-Hanger 2nd. Lt. Betts-Hanger   See fewer
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David Williams
Lt. Parsons Lt. Parsons   See fewer
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David Graham
Lt. Moxhay Lt. Moxhay   See fewer
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Howard Williams
Lt. Bush Lt. Bush   See fewer
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Dino Galvani
Commandante Arletti Commandante Arletti   See fewer
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Victor Baring
Lt Paoli Lt Paoli   See fewer
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Peter Brace
P.O.W. (uncredited) P.O.W. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Caine
Prisoner with Pin-Up (uncredited) Prisoner with Pin-Up (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Faulkner
Hamlet Play POW (uncredited) Hamlet Play POW (uncredited)   See fewer
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Otto Friese
Prisoner of War (uncredited) Prisoner of War (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gerry Judge
Prisoner of War (uncredited) Prisoner of War (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Leyton
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alf Mangan
Italian Guard (uncredited) Italian Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jessie Robins
Lady in Cafe (uncredited) Lady in Cafe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Sanderson
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Standeven
Prisoner of War (uncredited) Prisoner of War (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emile Stemmler
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip Stewart
Prisoner of War (uncredited) Prisoner of War (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 404 votes