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The Great Escape

Director John Sturges
Producer John Sturges
Screenplay James Clavell, W.R.Burnett
Stars Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, John Leyton, David McCallum, Gordon Jackson, Nigel Stock
Year Released 1963
The Great Escape

The Great Escape


The German Luftwaffe command organises an 'escape proof' POW camp, Stalag Luft III. Its purpose is to imprison Allied airmen who've already made a nuisance of themselves by continually trying to escape.

The resourceful POWs organise themselves, forming a team headed by the experienced-escapee Roger Bartlett, known as 'Big X'. The team set about digging 3 escape tunnels, 'Tom', 'Dick' and 'Harry'.

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An super cast, featuring a whole host of great actors, an exciting story, and a thoughtful mix of humour and seriousness.
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