Film – Escape from East Berlin (1962)

Presented by Terry Meehan. East German Kurt Schröder (Don Murray) lives within sight of the Berlin Wall. He begins to dig a tunnel from his basement. His uncle’s band plays while equipment drills its way toward freedom. The sinister Herr Brunner (Werner Klemperer) is knocking at the door; are the border guards far behind? Terry Meehan continues his series Cold War Chronicles, introducing each film with an original video, followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion.