The Great Escape (1963)

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Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.


  • Steve McQueen in The Great Escape (1963)
  • James Garner in The Great Escape (1963)
  • Steve McQueen in The Great Escape (1963)
  • Steve McQueen with Dir. of "Great Escape, The" John Sturgess at Goldwyn studios
  • Charles Bronson in The Great Escape (1963)

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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


John Sturges


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

Did You Know?


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Colin: Splendid!


At the start of the escape sequence Capt. Hilts, the "cooler king", is wearing a dark top and white trousers and can easily be seen against the background. It seems implausible to attempt to escape through tunnel dirt in the middle of the night dressed in white.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Adventure | Drama | History | Thriller | War


Release Date:

4 July 1963


English, German, French, Russian, Spanish

Country of Origin


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

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