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Kaleun1961
11-18-2005, 06:59 PM
This movie will be on History Channel in Ontario, this Saturday night 9-11:30 PM. It is about a group of U-boat officers planning to escape from a P.O.W. camp. I've never seen it before or even heard of it, so I can't say if it is worth watching. I've got my DVR programmed to record it.

It was released in 1970. starring Brian Keith and Helmut Griem.

John_NAVY
11-18-2005, 07:30 PM
This is a movie-afication of an Alister McClain novel. I've read/seen it, and liked both renditions, but the book is often better than the movie, of course. Interrestingly one of the very few exceptions to this "rule" is RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP, with John Wayne..... much better on the big screen than in book form.


John

The_Silent_O
11-18-2005, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by John_NAVY:
This is a movie-afication of an Alister McClain novel. I've read/seen it, and liked both renditions, but the book is often better than the movie, of course. Interrestingly one of the very few exceptions to this "rule" is RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP, with John Wayne..... much better on the big screen than in book form.


John

Perhaps I can learn something or two about actually escaping from the pen I'm in! Bowmanville is getting Zur Kalt!

JScones
11-19-2005, 03:05 AM
I saw The McKenzie Break for the first time a couple of months ago. Thoroughly enjoyed it, perhaps moreso because the POWs were U-boat officers. It's now on my "buy on DVD" list.

capt_frank
11-19-2005, 06:09 AM
just ordered it from netflix... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

thanks for the heads-up!

Kaleun1961
11-19-2005, 02:42 PM
Otto, I had you in mind when I posted this. I thought you might appreciate some pointers.

Kaleun1961
11-20-2005, 01:53 PM
I recorded it on my DVR and watched it today. It was a pretty good flick. Much of the prisoner dialogue was in German, with no subtitles provided. If anybody has this on DVD, please tell us if the DVD version has English subtitles available.

What I found to be well portrayed was the discipline of the Germans while in a P.O.W. camp. They may have been defeated, captured and imprisoned, but darn it, they were still soldaten.

The sub in the film that was supposed to be a U-boat looked to me like a British Oberon class, with its distinctive bulge on the topside of the forward deck. I'm not all that expert on modern subs so I can't say for certain. Anybody know for sure?

Kaleun1961
11-20-2005, 01:57 PM
Otto, after the movie the host of the show interviewed a Canadian author who mentioned the incident where the Germans in Bowmanville gave the guards a hard time over the "shackling" issue. Keep digging, there's yet hope you can tunnel out and get south of the border before Pearl Harbor brings the Amerikanischers into the war. Make your way to a German consulate or a meeting of the Bund League. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The_Silent_O
11-21-2005, 05:54 AM
Originally posted by Kaleun1961:
Otto, after the movie the host of the show interviewed a Canadian author who mentioned the incident where the Germans in Bowmanville gave the guards a hard time over the "shackling" issue. Keep digging, there's yet hope you can tunnel out and get south of the border before Pearl Harbor brings the Amerikanischers into the war. Make your way to a German consulate or a meeting of the Bund League. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Okay..."dig...dig...shovel...shovel..."

It is a pity though, that I'll have to leave my fair Marlene Dietrich poster behind, to cover my escape route...(al la "The Shawshank Redemption")...auch! she has gone "native" with the Americans...so no big loss!