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Escape from East Berlin

Escape from East Berlin

Don Murray
Director: Robert Siodmak Cast: Don Murray
Don Murray
, Christine Kaufmann
Christine Kaufmann
, Werner Klemperer
Werner Klemperer
Robert Siodmak


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Based on an actual escape from East to West Germany staged on January 28, 1962, this routine docudrama by director Robert Siodmak re-enacts the tale. Kurt Schroeder (Don Murray) is a chauffeur, the young East Berliner who gets the idea of digging a tunnel underneath the Berlin Wall. Thus well-assured that no guards will be able to see him escaping, Kurt carefully implements his plan. But he is not thinking of himself alone, and when the time comes to use the tunnel and leave East Germany behind, he takes his family and a few dozen other people along with him.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2015
UPC: 0888574143602
Original Release: 1962
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 42,613

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Murray Kurt Schroeder
Christine Kaufmann Erika Jurgens
Werner Klemperer Brunner
Ingrid van Bergen Ingeborg Schroeder
Edith Schultze-Westrum Mother Schroeder
Horst Janson Gunther Jurgens
Carl Schell Maj. Eckhardt
Kai Fischer Heidi
Alfred Balthoff Klussendorf
Bruno W. Pantel Moeller
Anita Kupsch Bambi

Technical Credits
Robert Siodmak Director
Dieter Bartels Art Director
Peter Berneis Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Edward S. Haworth Art Director
Georg Krause Cinematographer
Millard Lampell Screenwriter
Augie Lohman Special Effects
Hans-Martin Majewski Score Composer
Gabrielle Upton Screenwriter
Walter Wood Producer
Maurice E. Wright Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Escape from East Berlin
1. Chapter 1 [7:28]
2. Chapter 2 [6:28]
3. Chapter 3 [6:23]
4. Chapter 4 [7:42]
5. Chapter 5 [9:59]
6. Chapter 6 [8:40]
7. Chapter 7 [5:35]
8. Chapter 8 [6:14]
9. Chapter 9 [6:09]
10. Chapter 10 [5:23]
11. Chapter 11 [6:46]
12. Chapter 12 [5:23]
13. Chapter 13 [6:15]
14. Chapter 14 [:34]

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