The Great Escape


The Great Escape

Overview:

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.

Votes 710 (7.8/10)

Runtime: 172 minutes

Release Date 1963-06-20

Budget: $4,000,000.00

Revenue: $11,744,471.00

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

Production company:

  • United Artists
  • The Mirisch Corporation

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Adventure
  • Drama
  • History
  • Thriller
  • War

Trailer

Further Information

Captain Hilts
Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
Flight Lt. Hendley
James Garner
James Garner
Roger Bartlett
Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
Group Capt. Ramsey "The SBO"
James Donald
James Donald
Flight Lt. Danny Velinski
Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson
Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger"
Donald Pleasence
Donald Pleasence
Flying Officer Louis Sedgwick "The Manufacturer"
James Coburn
James Coburn
Kommandant von Luger
Hannes Messemer
Hannes Messemer
Lt. Cmdr. Eric Ashley-Pitt "Dispersal"
David McCallum
David McCallum
Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald "Intelligence"
Gordon Jackson
Gordon Jackson
Flight Lt. William Dickes "The Tunneler"
John Leyton
John Leyton
Flying Officer Archibald Ives "The Mole"
Angus Lennie
Angus Lennie
Flight Lt. Denys Cavendish "The Surveyor"
Nigel Stock
Nigel Stock
Werner 'The Ferret'
Robert Graf
Robert Graf
Goff
Jud Taylor
Jud Taylor
Herr Kuhn
Hans Reiser
Hans Reiser
Stratwitch
Harry Riebauer
Harry Riebauer
Sorren
William Russell
William Russell
Capt. Posen
Robert Freitag
Robert Freitag
Preissen
Ulrich Beiger
Ulrich Beiger
Lt. Dietrich
George Mikell
George Mikell
Griffith 'Tailor'
Robert Desmond
Robert Desmond
Frick
Til Kiwe
Til Kiwe
Kramer
Heinz Weiss
Heinz Weiss
Dai Nimmo ('Diversions')
Tom Adams
Tom Adams
S.S. Officer Steinach
Karl-Otto Alberty
Karl-Otto Alberty
Haynes ('Diversions')
Lawrence Montaigne
Lawrence Montaigne
Producer
John Sturges
John Sturges
Director
John Sturges
John Sturges
Screenplay
James Clavell
James Clavell
Novel
Paul Brickhill
Paul Brickhill
Screenplay
W.R. Burnett
W.R. Burnett
Producer
James Clavell
James Clavell
Original Music Composer
Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
Director of Photography
Daniel L. Fapp
Daniel L. Fapp
Editor
Ferris Webster
Ferris Webster
Art Direction
Fernando Carrere
Fernando Carrere
Executive Producer
Walter Mirisch
Walter Mirisch
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