Great Escape, The (1963)
poster Great Escape, The
IMDb Rating:
8.2/10 (206625 votes)

Country:United States, 172 minutes

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

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

Director(s):John Sturges

Video Codec:Unknown

Number: 1456

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.

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

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1