Escape from East Berlin

TitleEscape from East Berlin
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1962
AuthorsSiodmak, Robert
Running Time1h 34min
Date Released11/22/1962
DistributorMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
CountryWest Germany, United States
Publication LanguageEnglish

One of the first films produced after the Berlin Wall divided the city in 1961, Escape from East Berlin mirrored real life stories of East Germans seeking freedom behind the Wall. After East Berlin chauffer Kurt Schroder (Don Murray) decides to escape to West Germany, he begins a plan to dig a tunnel under the Berlin Wall. Soon members of Kurt's family are in on the highly risky endeavor, with friends such as the pretty Erika Jurgens (Christine Kaufmann) also joining the effort. As the group tries to execute its plan, Kurt and the others worry about patrolling police and nosy neighbors, fearing they will be discovered before they can complete the tunnel.

Alternate TitleTunnel 28
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