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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 held up production because he demanded that the script be rewritten to give his character more to do.
This is a true story. Although the characters are composites of real men, and time and place have been compressed, every detail of the escape is the way it really happened.
At the Cafe Suzette, the father pours Pernod out of a tall green bottle which is correct. However the liquid seen in the glasses is amber/gray in color. Pernod is actually light green.
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