The Great Escape

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Based on a true story, THE GREAT ESCAPE is “a motion picture that entertains, captivates, thrills and stirs” (Variety). In 1943, the Germans opened a maximum security prison-of-war camp, designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. read more
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Based on a true story, THE GREAT ESCAPE is “a motion picture that entertains, captivates, thrills and stirs” (Variety). In 1943, the Germans opened a maximum security prison-of-war camp, designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. By doing so, they unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history - brilliantly portrayed by Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson, and James Coburn- who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted.

Original Release

07/02/1963

US Release

07/02/1963

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Cast

Steve McQueen Hilts 'The Cooler King'
James Garner Hendley 'The Scrounger'
Richard Attenborough Bartlett 'Big X'
James Donald Ramsey 'The SBO'
Charles Bronson Danny 'Tunnel King'
Donald Pleasence Blythe 'The Forger'
James Coburn Sedgwick 'Manufacturer'
Hannes Messemer Von Luger 'The Kommandant'
David McCallum Ashley-Pitt 'Dispersal'
Gordon Jackson MacDonald 'Intelligence'
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Sturges

Writers

W.R. Burnett, James Clavell, Paul Brickhill

Cast

Steve McQueen Hilts 'The Cooler King'
James Garner Hendley 'The Scrounger'
Richard Attenborough Bartlett 'Big X'
James Donald Ramsey 'The SBO'
Charles Bronson Danny 'Tunnel King'
Donald Pleasence Blythe 'The Forger'
James Coburn Sedgwick 'Manufacturer'
Hannes Messemer Von Luger 'The Kommandant'
David McCallum Ashley-Pitt 'Dispersal'
Gordon Jackson MacDonald 'Intelligence'
John Leyton Willie 'Tunnel King'
Angus Lennie Ives 'The Mole'
Nigel Stock Cavendish 'The Surveyor'
Robert Graf Werner 'The Ferret'
Jud Taylor Goff
Hans Reiser Herr Kuhn
Harry Riebauer Strachwitz / Stratwitch
William Russell Sorren
Robert Freitag Capt. Posen
Ulrich Beiger Preissen

Producers

Walter Mirisch Executive Producer
John Sturges Producer
James Clavell Producer

Editors

Ferris Webster

1964 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1964 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
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