Escape Poster

Release Date: 1940

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
After discovering that his mother, a renowned German actress (Nazimova), is being held in a Nazi concentration camp, her American son, Mark Preysing (Robert Taylor), heads to Germany to track her down. While Mark initially finds little help, he is eventually aided by the empathetic American expatriate Countess Ruby von Treck (Norma Shearer) and a German doctor (Philip Dorn), and a bold plan evolves to smuggle his mother out of the camp and to the United States.

Cast: Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, Conrad Veidt, Alla Nazimova, Felix Bressart, Albert Basserman, Philip Dorn, Bonita Granville

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Escape, Family, Rescue, Son, 1930s, Quest, Engaging, Mother, Tense