There are a lot of boring scenes and endless conversations in this film but there are also very interesting moments like the escape from the concentration camp. All of a sudden 'Escape' acquires a strange dimension as we see Robert Taylor nailing with fury his mother's coffin in front of two Nazis, fearing that she might awaken. Conrad Veidt is also great here. A good surprise (every now and then). Recommended.
Neglected gem based on one of the most popular books of the era. The concentration camp escape sequence is a nail-biter (this film cries out for Alfred Hitchcock...he would have done more with Veidt's unusual relationship with Shearer, which the entire climax hinges on).