The One That Got Away is a 1957 World War II film starring Hardy Krüger and featuring Michael Goodliffe, Jack Gwillim and Alec McCowen. It was directed by Roy Ward Baker with a screenplay written by Howard Clewes. It is based on the 1956 book of the same name by Kendal Burt and James Leasor.
The film chronicles the true exploits of Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, a Luftwaffe pilot shot down over England in 1940. He initially tries to escape from England, but is more successful when being transferred to a Canadian POW camp.
Luftwaffe fighter pilot Franz von Werra (Hardy Krüger) is shot down during the Battle of Britain, and captured. He is initially sent to a prisoner of war (POW) camp in Cumbria and bets the camp's RAF interrogator that he will escape and return to Germany within six months.
His first escape sees him recaptured after five or six days while hiding in a field, and he is sent to a more secure POW camp (based on the Hayes Conference Centre) near Swanwick, Derbyshire. He and...