The Great Escape

The Great Escape (1963)

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

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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.

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  • James Garner

    as Flight Lt. Hendley
  • Donald Pleasence

    as Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger"
  • Steve McQueen

    as Captain Hilts
  • Richard Attenborough

    as Roger Bartlett
  • James Donald

    as Group Capt. Ramsey "The SBO"
  • David McCallum

    as Lt. Cmdr. Eric Ashley-Pitt "Dispersal"
  • Charles Bronson

    as Flight Lt. Danny Velinski
  • James Coburn

    as Flying Officer Louis Sedgwick "The Manufacturer"
  • Angus Lennie

    as Flying Officer Archibald Ives "The Mole"
  • Gordon Jackson

    as Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald "Intelligence"
  • John Leyton

    as Flight Lt. William Dickes "The Tunneler"
  • Nigel Stock

    as Flight Lt. Denys Cavendish "The Surveyor"
  • Hannes Messemer

    as Kommandant von Luger
  • Robert Graf

    as Werner 'The Ferret'
  • William Russell

    as Sorren
  • Tom Adams

    as Dai Nimmo ('Diversions')
  • Lawrence Montaigne

    as Haynes ('Diversions')
  • Robert Desmond

    as Griffith 'Tailor'
  • Robert Freitag

    as Capt. Posen
  • Hans Reiser

    as Herr Kuhn
  • Jud Taylor

    as Goff
  • Harry Riebauer

    as Stratwitch
  • Ulrich Beiger

    as Preissen
  • George Mikell

    as Lt. Dietrich
  • Til Kiwe

    as Frick
  • Heinz Weiss

    as Kramer
  • Karl-Otto Alberty

    as S.S. Officer Steinach
Production John Sturges Producer
Directing John Sturges Director
Writing James Clavell Screenplay
Writing Paul Brickhill Novel
Writing W.R. Burnett Screenplay
Production James Clavell Producer
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Camera Daniel L. Fapp Director of Photography
Editing Ferris Webster Editor
Art Fernando Carrere Art Direction
Production Walter Mirisch Executive Producer
Crew Robert E. Relyea Production Office Assistant
Production Allen K. Wood Production Supervisor
Directing Jack N. Reddish Assistant Director
Directing John Franco Script Supervisor
Sound Richard Carruth Music Editor
Sound Wayne Fury Sound Effects Editor
Art Kurt Ripberger Set Decoration
Art Frank Agnone Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Emile LaVigne Makeup Artist
Crew A. Paul Pollard Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Bert Henrikson Wardrobe Supervisor
Editing Don Tomlinson Assistant Editor
Production Victor Roma Producer
Sound Sam Freed Jr. Musician