Release Date
4 Jul 1963
MPAA Rating
APPROVED
Runtime
172 min
Genres
Adventure, Drama, History

The Great Escape

Based on a true story, a group of allied escape artist-type prisoners-of-war (POWs) are all put in an 'escape proof' camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the film is played for comedy as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second half is high adventure as they use boats and trains and planes to get out of occupied Europe.

Director

John Sturges

Writers

Paul Brickhill (book), James Clavell (screenplay), W.R. Burnett (screenplay)

Cast

Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald

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