The McKenzie Break

The McKenzie Break

Director: Lamont Johnson Cast: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry


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The McKenzie Break is an unusual POW escape drama in that the would-be escapees are German prisoners, held in a Scottish camp. When a Luftwaffe pilot is murdered in the compound, British major Ian Hendrey investigates. He suspects that the killing is tied in with a complex escape plan, engineered by German commander Helmut Griem. Before the inevitable break, the prisoners form into the sort of separate factions and pressure groups that fomented the Nazi upheaval in Germany in the first place. Based on a novel by Sidney Shelley, The McKenzie Break was actually filmed in Ireland rather than Scotland.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2015
UPC: 0738329161224
Original Release: 1970
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 52,256

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Keith Capt. Jack Connor
Helmut Griem Kapitan Schluetter
Ian Hendry Maj. Perry
Patrick O'Connell Sgt. Major Cox
Caroline Mortimer STS Sgt. Bell
Horst Janson Neuchl
John Abineri Hauptman Kranz
Eric Allan Hochbauer
Constantin de Goguel Lt. Hall
Tom Kempinski Schmidt
Noel Purcell Ferry Captain
Alexander Allerson Von Sperrle
Martin Dempsey Colonel
Alec Doran Police Official
Frank Hayden Holtz
John Kavanagh Police Inspector
David Kelly Adjutant
Mary Larkin Cpl. Watt
Jim Mooney Guard Foss
Mark Mulholland Skipper
Paul Murphy Weber
Desmond Perry Accomplice
Michael Sheard Unger
Vernon Hayden Scottish Dispatcher
Robert Somerset Guard
Des Keogh Guard
Conor Evans Orderly Joss
Brendan Mathews Guard
Emmet Bergin Orderly Johnston
Joe Pilkington Police Communications Sergeant
Ingo Mogendorf Lt. Fullgrabe
Gregg Palmer Lt. Berger
Jack Watson Gen. Kerr

Technical Credits
Lamont Johnson Director
Arthur Gardner Producer
Arnold Laven Producer
Jules Levy Producer
Tiny Nicholls Costumes/Costume Designer
William W. Norton Screenwriter
Riz Ortolani Score Composer
Michael Reed Cinematographer
Tom Rolf Editor
Frank White Production Designer

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The McKenzie Break 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brian Keith, not Ian Hendry, is the major who handles the investigation. He is an intelligence officer and comes up from London. Hendry may be the officer in charge of the camp but that is a minor role.
oldplanec46 More than 1 year ago
Good movie, Brian Kieth is excellent. An old fashion escape story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago