|Actors:||Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Edward Mulhare, Michael Goodliffe, James Brolin, Richard Bakalyan, Vito Scotti, Brad Dexter, Wolfgang Preiss, Sergio Fantoni, Raffaella Carra, Michael St. Clair, Adolfo Celi, John Leyton, John Van Dreelen|
Frank Sinatra stars in this simmering mass-escape drama set in italy during the final days of WWII. The allies are beginning to push the Nazis back towards Germany when US combat pilot Col. Joseph Ryan (Sinatra) is shot down and joins American and English troops in a prison camp. The new-top ranking officer, he is initially more concerned with surviving than escaping, which earns him the nickname of "Von Ryan". But in due time Ryan takes over from the commanding British officer (Trevor Howard), then masterminds a daredevil race for freedom with the Nazis in hot pursuit. From here on it’s all blazing action, hair-raising a heroic adventure that keeps right on going until the very last scene.