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The Great Escape (1963)  link to The Great Escape on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1375

poster The Great Escape

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Country: USA, 172 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Russian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Adventure, War, History

Director(s): John Sturges


Based on a true story, a group of allied escape artist-type prisoners-of-war are all put in an "escape proof" camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the movie is played for comedy, as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second half is high adventure as they use planes, trains, and boats to get out of occupied Europe.


photo Steve McQueen Steve McQueen Hilts 'The Cooler King'
photo James Garner James Garner Hendley 'The Scrounger'
photo Richard Attenborough Richard Attenborough Bartlett 'Big X'
photo James Donald James Donald Ramsey 'The SBO'
photo Charles Bronson Charles Bronson Danny 'Tunnel King'

Medium: Bluray,

Comments: Criterion Collection;UPC715515245814;;Criterion Collection - Spine #1027;

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1