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Author: Mark RobsonSaul DavidWendell MayesJoseph LandonFrank SinatraAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2001]
Series: Fox war classics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American combat pilot Col. Joseph Ryan (Sinatra) is shot down over Nazi-controlled Italy and joins U.S. and English WWII troops in a prison camp during the summer of 1943. Given the insulting nickname "Von Ryan" because he initially seems more concerned with surviving than escaping, the colonel eventually leads Allied prisoners, as their new top ranking officer, in a daredevil race for freedom by commandeering an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Robson; Saul David; Wendell Mayes; Joseph Landon; Frank Sinatra; Trevor Howard; Raffaella Carrà; Brad Dexter; Sergio Fantoni; William Daniels; Jerry Goldsmith; David Westheimer; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation,; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.,
OCLC Number: 48567190
Language Note: English or dubbed French with optional Spanish subtitles or English closed-captioning.
Notes: Based on the novel by David Westheimer.
DVD release of the 1965 feature film.
Bonus features: interactive menus, scene selection, original theatrical trailer, Fox flix.
Credits: Director of photography, William H. Daniels ; film editor, Dorothy Spencer ; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Raffaella Carra, Brad Dexter, Sergio Fantoni, John Leyton, Edward Mulhare, Wolfgang Preiss.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (2.35:1 ratio); Dolby digital stereo (English) or mono (English, French).
Series Title: Fox war classics.
Responsibility: Twentieth Century-Fox presents a CinemaScope picture ; a Mark Robson production ; screenplay by Wendell Mayes and Joseph Landon ; produced by Saul David ; directed by Mark Robson.

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American combat pilot Col. Joseph Ryan (Sinatra) is shot down over Nazi-controlled Italy and joins U.S. and English WWII troops in a prison camp during the summer of 1943. Given the insulting nickname "Von Ryan" because he initially seems more concerned with surviving than escaping, the colonel eventually leads Allied prisoners, as their new top ranking officer, in a daredevil race for freedom by commandeering an entire German freight train bound for Switzerland, with the Nazis in hot pursuit.

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