The Great Escape

Put a fence in front of these men...and they'll climb it...

The Great Escape (1963)

AdventureDramaHistoryThrillerWar

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security "escape-proof" camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.

Director: John Sturges
Writers: James Clavell, W.R. Burnett.

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Score: 7.3/10 from 178 votes
Release Date: 1963-07-04
Status: Released
Run time: 172 min / 2:52
Production Company : The Mirisch Corporation
Production Country: United States of America

Casts

Steve McQueen
as Captain Hilts
James Garner
as Flight Lt. Hendley
Richard Attenborough
as Roger Bartlett
James Donald
as Group Capt. Ramsey "The SBO"
Charles Bronson
as Flight Lt. Danny Velinski
Donald Pleasence
as Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger"
James Coburn
as Flying Officer Louis Sedgwick "The Manufacturer"
Hannes Messemer
as Kommandant von Luger
David McCallum
as Lt. Cmdr. Eric Ashley-Pitt "Dispersal"
Gordon Jackson
as Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald "Intelligence"
John Leyton
as Flight Lt. William Dickes "The Tunneler"
Angus Lennie
as Flying Officer Archibald Ives "The Mole"
Nigel Stock
as Flight Lt. Denys Cavendish "The Surveyor"
Robert Graf
as Werner 'The Ferret'
Jud Taylor
as Goff
Hans Reiser
as Herr Kuhn
Harry Riebauer
as Stratwitch
William Russell
as Sorren
Robert Freitag
as Capt. Posen
Ulrich Beiger
as Preissen
George Mikell
as Lt. Dietrich
Robert Desmond
as Griffith 'Tailor'
Til Kiwe
as Frick
Heinz Weiss
as Kramer
Tom Adams
as Dai Nimmo ('Diversions')
Karl-Otto Alberty
as S.S. Officer Steinach
Lawrence Montaigne
as Haynes ('Diversions')

Crew

Production John Sturges Producer
Directing John Sturges Director
Writing James Clavell Screenplay
Writing Paul Brickhill Novel
Writing W.R. Burnett Screenplay
Production James Clavell Producer
Production Walter Mirisch Executive Producer
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Camera Daniel L. Fapp Director of Photography
Editing Ferris Webster Editor
Art Fernando Carrere Art Direction

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