The commandant of the Germans’ new high-security POW camp is Luftwaffe Colonel:
No sooner do the prisoners arrive than some try to escape. What is not one of the methods used?
|hiding among some trees|
|blending in with Russian workers|
|climbing the fence at a blind spot between the guard towers|
|sneaking a ride in the back of a truck|
Sporting one of the least-convincing Australian accents you’ll ever hear is Sedgwick, portrayed by American actor:
Danny (Charles Bronson) knows only one sentence in Russian. What is it?
|Do you speak English?|
|Good night and sweet dreams.|
|Where is the bathroom?|
|I love you.|
Hilts (Steve McQueen) seems particularly fond of which sport?
How many attempts to escape has Hilts made?
Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett (Richard Attenborough) is in charge of planning the escape. What’s his nickname?
Bartlett plans to dig three tunnels, called:
|Lock, Stock and Barrel|
|Tom, Dick and Harry|
|Red, White and Blue|
|Hook, Line and Sinker|
What’s Colin Blythe’s (Donald Pleasance) role in the escape?
Hendley, the scrounger, is played by:
According to Blythe, what is uncivilized?
|the word ‘hi’|
|wearing one’s hat indoors|
|tea without milk|
|the American accent|
While in the cooler, Hilts and Ives concoct an escape plan, which is:
|to go out underneath the commandant’s limousine|
|to dig their way out, like moles|
|to disguise themselves as guards and walk out the front door|
|to cut through the fence at the blind spot|
What did Ives (the Mole) do, before the war?
Three tunnels is a lot of dirt. What ingenious method does Ashley-Pitt (David MacCallum) come up with for getting rid of it?
|hiding it in the walls|
|leaking it out of trouser legs|
|mixing it in with the prisoners’ “leavings”|
|digging another tunnel to hide it in|
What do Hendley and camp guard Werner (the Ferret) have in common?
|they were both track stars|
|they are both amateur boxers|
|they are both keen fishermen|
|they were both Boy Scouts|
What is Blythe’s hobby?
What is Hilts’ first name?
How many people does Bartlett tell Hilts he plans to take out?
As part of a secret plan, Hilts, Hendley and the other American, Goff, buy up all of the _________ in camp.
After the Germans find Tom, who cracks and makes a run for it?
|Blythe, the Forger|
|Griff, the Tailor|
|Goff, the other American|
|Ives, the Mole|
Danny has a secret. He is:
|losing his vision|
It’s the night of the escape. What do the other escapees jokingly note about Sedgwick?
|the snappiness of his suit|
|the shininess of his shoes|
|the shabbiness of his clothes|
|the bulkiness of his suitcase|
Unfortunately, the tunnel is 20 feet short. How many prisoners make it out of the tunnel and escape?
A great amount of effort went into finding the name of the closest town to the prison camp. What is it?
Bartlett is seen and recognised by the Gestapo. Who shoots the Gestapo agent, but sacrifices his own life?
|Mac (Gordon Jackson)|
|Cavendish (Nigel Stock)|
|Ashley-Pitt (David MacCallum)|
|Goff (Jud Taylor)|
Blythe and Hendley jump off the train, and plan to escape by:
|taking a rowboat|
|hiding in a truck|
|stowing away on a barge|
|stealing an airplane|
Mac is taken in by the oldest gag in the book – responding in English. What does the German say to trick Mac?
|Your German is very good.|
|Better hurry – you’ll miss your train.|
Hilts obtains a motorcycle by:
|punching out a German soldier then stealing it|
|setting a wire across a road to knock off the rider|
|stealing it from a supply depot|
|searching a barn|
Of the following, who is the only one not to escape?
Bonus Question: Several cast members had their own personal military history, including all of the following except:
|Hans Messemer (the Commandant), who was a German soldier and imprisoned in a Russian POW camp|
|James Garner (Hendley), who was a scrounger in the Korean War|
|Richard Attenborough (Bartlett), who was an aerial gunner on a Lancaster bomber|
|Donald Pleasance (Blythe), who was shot down and spent a year in a POW camp|