One of my favorite WW II movies , along with Kelly's Heros . Frank Sinatra is a good actor in this one , and is the hero.
He is an American airplane pilot that is shot down in Italy. Kudos to the Italians ; they protect him from Germans that
would have shot him on sight , and deliver him to a prison camp. By coincidence the senior allied commander has
recently died in the hotbox and Frank finds himself in command. The War is almost over , and he knows it , so he's not if favour of
the escape plans already underway. This makes him VERY unpopular. At one point the Italian prison guards hear how the wind is blowing , and split during the night. The whole prison camp tries to march towards the sea , but are captured by a German patrol,
who are not ready to surrender. They put the prisoners on a train and intend to move them into Germany. The prisoners take
over the train and con their way to freedom. Great fun , have watched it many times on TV. Now can watch whenever I want.
Of note : this movie boasts the largest all male nude scene of all time , but don't worry , the plot requires it and
the camera shot is so ,long you won't see a thing!