Escape (1940) Movie Details

Mervyn LeRoy , Al Shenberg
Franz Waxman
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
1 hr 42 mins
Rating: 4.9/10 from 89 users

Escape Movie Cast

Norma Shearer
as Countess Ruby von Treck
Robert Taylor
as Mark Preysing
Conrad Veidt
as General Kurt von Kolb
Alla Nazimova
as Emmy Ritter
Felix Bressart
as Fritz Keller
Albert Bassermann
as Dr. Arthur Henning
Philip Dorn
as Dr. Ditten
Edgar Barrier
as Commissioner
Bonita Granville
as Ursula
Elsa Bassermann
as Mrs. Henning
Blanche Yurka
as Nurse
Lisa Golm
as Anna
Edit Angold
as Hilda - Ditten's Housekeeper
Walter Bonn
as Concentration Camp Guard
Albert D'Arno
Albert D'Arno as Elevator Operator
Helmut Dantine
as Porter
Kay Deslys
as Beer Garden Waitress
Ernst Deutsch
as Baron von Reiber
Gretl Dupont
as Hilda Keller
William Edmunds
as White Swan Inn Waiter
Christl Ehlers
Christl Ehlers as Student
Arno Frey
as Concentration Camp Commandant
Frederick Giermann
as Porter
Hans Joby
as Second Passport Official
Erwin Kalser
as Hotel Barkeeper
Howard Lang
as Senior Camp Doctor
Florine McKinney
as Student
Adolph Milar
as Salesman
Marianne Mosner
Marianne Mosner as Maria - a Student
Lotte Palfi Andor
as Julie - Ruby's Maid
Maria Ray
Maria Ray as Baroness von Reiber
Henry Rowland
as Hotel Bellhop
Gerta Rozan
Gerta Rozan as Student
Hans Schumm
as Gestapo Officer with Dark Eyebrows
Janet Shaw
as Greta - a Student
Ann Sheldon
Ann Sheldon as Helene - a Student
Anya Taranda
Anya Taranda as Student
Henry Victor
as Gestapo Officer with Hooked Nose
Frederick Vogeding
as First Passport Official
Marek Windheim
as Hotel Desk Clerk
Fred Wolff
Fred Wolff as Waiter
William Yetter Sr.
William Yetter Sr. as Heinrich
Wolfgang Zilzer
as Pavillion Counter Clerk

Escape Crew List

Director :
Screenplay : Arch Oboler , Marguerite Roberts
Novel : Grace Zaring Stone
Producer : Mervyn LeRoy , Lawrence Weingarten
Original Music Composer :
Director of Photography : Robert H. Planck
Editor : George Boemler
Art Direction : Cedric Gibbons
Set Decoration : Edwin B. Willis , Jack D. Moore
Costume Design : Adrian
Assistant Director : Al Shenberg

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An American goes to Germany to find his mother and discovers her in a concentration camp. With the help of an American-born widowed countess he seeks to engineer her escape.


Escape is a 1940 English Film stars Norma Shearer , Mervyn LeRoy , Arch Oboler , Marguerite Roberts , Grace Zaring Stone , Robert Taylor , Conrad Veidt , Alla Nazimova , Felix Bressart , Albert Bassermann , Philip Dorn , Edgar Barrier , Bonita Granville , Elsa Bassermann , Blanche Yurka , Lisa Golm , Edit Angold , Walter Bonn , Albert D'Arno , Helmut Dantine , Kay Deslys , Ernst Deutsch , Gretl Dupont , William Edmunds , Christl Ehlers , Arno Frey , Frederick Giermann , Hans Joby , Erwin Kalser , Howard Lang , Florine McKinney , Adolph Milar , Marianne Mosner , Lotte Palfi Andor , Maria Ray , Henry Rowland , Gerta Rozan , Hans Schumm , Janet Shaw , Ann Sheldon , Anya Taranda , Henry Victor , Frederick Vogeding , Marek Windheim , Fred Wolff , William Yetter Sr. , Wolfgang Zilzer , Mervyn LeRoy , Lawrence Weingarten , Franz Waxman , Robert H. Planck , George Boemler , Cedric Gibbons , Edwin B. Willis , Jack D. Moore , Adrian , Al Shenberg , directed by Al Shenberg & music by Franz Waxman.