The Last Escape (1970)

90 mins | Drama | 1970

Director:

Walter Grauman

Writer:

Herman Hoffman

Producer:

Irving Temaner

Cinematographer:

Gernot Roll

Production Designer:

Rolf Zehetbauer

Production Company:

Oakmont Productions
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HISTORY

Filmed on location in and around Munich. Produced in ... More Less

Filmed on location in and around Munich. Produced in 1968. More Less

DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Salt Lake City, Utah, opening: 6 May 1970
Copyright Claimant:
Oakmont Productions
Copyright Date:
29 April 1970
Copyright Number:
LP38126
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Duration(in mins):
90
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Only Capt. Lee Mitchell, an American OSS officer, survives a German ambush. Undeterred, he resumes his mission, intent on smuggling German rocket expert Von Heinken out of Berlin. Joining a British commando unit, Mitchell wrests control from inexperienced Lieut. Donald Wilcox. While smuggling the scientist from a factory, he reluctantly accedes to Von Heinken's request that assistants and refugees accompany him. Mitchell remains suspicious of Karen Gerhardt, mistress of SS Major Hessel. He later learns, however, that her liaison was motivated by the desire to protect her young son. The downing of an Allied rescue flight convinces Mitchell that an informant is present. Von Heinken's assistant, Blucher, is subsequently unmasked and slain. Mistaking a truck containing the refugees for a German transport, a Russian tank patrol begins pursuit. Diverting the Russians, Wilcox drives his jeep over a cliff and is killed. As American forces led by Mitchell approach, rejoicing refugees stream from the truck. Realizing that these are not German troops, the Russians hold their fire. They later return the lieutenant's body to Mitchell as tribute to a fallen ... +


Only Capt. Lee Mitchell, an American OSS officer, survives a German ambush. Undeterred, he resumes his mission, intent on smuggling German rocket expert Von Heinken out of Berlin. Joining a British commando unit, Mitchell wrests control from inexperienced Lieut. Donald Wilcox. While smuggling the scientist from a factory, he reluctantly accedes to Von Heinken's request that assistants and refugees accompany him. Mitchell remains suspicious of Karen Gerhardt, mistress of SS Major Hessel. He later learns, however, that her liaison was motivated by the desire to protect her young son. The downing of an Allied rescue flight convinces Mitchell that an informant is present. Von Heinken's assistant, Blucher, is subsequently unmasked and slain. Mistaking a truck containing the refugees for a German transport, a Russian tank patrol begins pursuit. Diverting the Russians, Wilcox drives his jeep over a cliff and is killed. As American forces led by Mitchell approach, rejoicing refugees stream from the truck. Realizing that these are not German troops, the Russians hold their fire. They later return the lieutenant's body to Mitchell as tribute to a fallen hero. +

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