Who Goes Next?

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Who Goes Next?
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Jack Hawkins and Sophie Stewart
Directed by Maurice Elvey
Written by J. W. Drawbell
David Evans
Lawrence Green
Produced by Ivor McLaren
Starring Barry K. Barnes
Sophie Stewart
Jack Hawkins
Cinematography Ronald Neame
Music by Colin Wark
Distributed byTwentieth Century-Fox
Release date
March 1938
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

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 escape of 29 officers through a tunnel from Holzminden prisoner-of-war camp in Lower Saxony, Germany, in July 1918. [2]



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

Main cast


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 2011, p. 260.
  3. Wood 1986, p. 99.
  4. Low 1985, p. 260.