Donald Pleasence-Royal Air Force-WW2-served with 166 Squadron bomber command, shot down, placed in the German POW camp Stalag Luft I (Actor) photo shown is in POW camp
Directed by Robert Ellis Miller. With Donald Pleasence, Liam Sullivan, Philippa Bevans, Tom Lowell. After being forced to retire, Professor Fowler contemplates suicide when he doesn't feel he has made a difference in the world. That night he has an experience that shows him that he is wrong.
Escape from New York (Avco Embassy, 1981). Poster. Science Fiction. Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, and Adrienne Barbeau. Directed by John Carpenter. Artwork by Barry Jackson
Donald Pleasence was initially a conscientious objector, but later changed his stance and was commissioned into the Royal Air Force, serving with 166 Squadron, RAF Bomber Command. His Avro Lancaster was shot down on 31 August 1944, during a raid on Agenville. He was taken prisoner and placed in a German prisoner-of-war camp, where he produced and acted in plays. -- He later played Flight Lt. Colin Blythe in The Great Escape .