Wooden Horse

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Wooden Horse ★★★ 1950

Lean thriller of British POWs escaping a Nazi camp through a tunnel beneath their exercise horse. Based on a true incident in 1943 and on “The Tunnel Escape” by Eric Williams; set the tone for all British prison-camp movies to follow: stiff upper lip and all that, and adolescent-style trickery reminiscent of English boarding schools. 98m/C VHS . Anthony Steel, Leo Genn, David Tomlinson, Bryan Forbes, Peter Finch; D: Jack Lee.