The Wooden Horse is a very clever movie about a very clever and successful escape plan worked out by British POW's during World War II.
It is superbly acted with a wry sense of humor, especially the lines expressed by the acid-tongues Leo Genn. Anthony Steele and David Tomlinson (later George Banks in Mary Poppins) are marvelous as the two heroes. The direction is taut and fast-moving throughout. However, I must say, the lack of colour in the movie does annoy me slightly but black & white is good for a war movie. If you have time also read the book “The Wooden Horse” by ‘Eric Williams’. Highly Recommended.