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)
  • Steve McQueen and director, John Sturgess, at Goldwyn Studios, 1960.
  • Steve McQueen in The Great Escape (1963)
  • Charles Bronson in The Great Escape (1963)
  • Steve McQueen in The Great Escape (1963)
  • John Sturges in The Great Escape (1963)

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John Sturges


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

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30 December 2003 | toonnnnn
Great Movie
This film does take a few libertys with facts, there were no Americans involved in the escape, though some helped plan it, and where transferred to another camp at the last moment.This film though is about heroes and the spirit of freedom.T he film belongs to McQueen who is just fantastic to watch the camera loved him and I believe one day he will jump that fence.The rest of the cast are particurlarly good, the scene where the forger is told he can't escape is moving especially when James Garner volunteers to look after him.The James Garner character is roll model for me I always try to scrounge things.Simply watch and enjoy a truly great movie you will laugh and then feel down. I give this movie 8/10

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