Who Goes Next?

Who Goes Next? is a 1938 British war drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Barry K. Barnes, Sophie Stewart and Jack Hawkins.[1] The story was inspired by the real-life escape of 29 officers through a tunnel from Holzminden prisoner-of-war camp in Lower Saxony, Germany, in July 1918.[2]

Who Goes Next?
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Jack Hawkins and Sophie Stewart
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Written byJ. W. Drawbell
David Evans
Lawrence Green
Produced byIvor McLaren
StarringBarry K. Barnes
Sophie Stewart
Jack Hawkins
CinematographyRonald Neame
Music byColin Wark
Distributed byTwentieth Century-Fox
Release date
March 1938
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


During the First World War, a number of captured British officers attempt to escape from a prisoner-of-war camp.

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The film was made at Wembley Studios by Twentieth Century Fox.[3] It was a more expensive production than the quota quickie releases that Fox had previously been making at Wembley.[4]


  1. ^ BFI.org
  2. ^ Hanson, Neil (2011). Escape from Germany: The Greatest PoW Break-out of the First World War. London: Doubleday. p. 260.
  3. ^ Wood p.99.
  4. ^ Low p.260.


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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