About the film
prison escape urination warden digging manhole toothbrush tunnel hourglass neo-noir
Release Date: March 18, 1960
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, Thriller, History|
|Production Companies||:||Titanus, Filmsonor, Play Art|
|Producers||:||Georges Charlot, Georges Charlot, Goffredo Lombardo, Serge Silberman, Paul Laffargue, Jean Mottet, Georges Lourau, Jacqueline Dudilleux, Odette Laeupplée|
|Writers||:||Jean Aurel, José Giovanni, José Giovanni, José Giovanni, Jacques Becker, Jacques Becker|
Four prison inmates have been hatching a plan to literally dig out of jail when another prisoner, Claude Gaspard, is moved into their cell. They take a risk and share their plan with the newcomer. Over the course of three days, the prisoners and friends break through the concrete floor using a bed post and begin to make their way through the sewer system -- yet their escape is anything but assured.