Naval Warfare Movies

The McKenzie Break

Director: Lamont Johnson
Starring: Brian Keith, Helmut Grien, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson, Patrick O'Connor

Published: 1970
Country: USA
Length: 106 min.
Keywords: WWII, Feature

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In this feature, a U-boat commander orchestrates an escape from an Allied POW camp in Scotland. The suspense builds as an Intelligence agent learns of the impending escape and makes plans to foil the attempt.


Adapted from Sidney Shelley's 1968 novel The Bowmanville Break. Shown in Germany under the title Ausbruch der 28.