The Great Escape
Released
1963
Directed by
John Sturges
Tagline
A glorious saga of the R.A.F.
The great adventure! The great entertainment!
Produced by
James Clavell
John Sturges
Screenplay by
W. R. Burnett
James Clavell
Actors
Steve McQueen
Richard Attenborough
James Garner
Charles Bronson
James Coburn
David McCallum
Donald Pleasence
Gordon Jackson
Nigel Stock
Jud Taylor
James Donald
John Leyton
Angus Lennie
Hannes Messemer
Tom Adams
Robert Freitag
Lawrence Montaigne
William Russell
Karl-Otto Alberty
George Mikell
Harry Riebauer
Heinz Weiss
Robert Desmond
Ulrich Beiger
Robert Graf
Til Kiwe
Hans Reiser
Rated
12+ (RU)
G
Netflix Genre
Classics
Classic War Stories
Military & War Dramas
Classic Dramas
Military & War Action
Dramas Based on Classic Literature
Dramas Based on Real Life
Dramas Based on the Book
Blu-ray
Netflix Format
DVD and Blu-ray
Genres (Film)
Thriller
Historical fiction
War film
Adventure Film
Drama
Action Film
Sequel
The Great Escape II: The Untold Story
Category
Film

The Great Escape

The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth POW from a German POW camp during WWII, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. The film is based on Paul Brickhill's 1944 book of the same name, a non-fiction first-hand account of the mass escape from Stalag Luft III in Sagan, in the province of Lower Silesia, Nazi Germany. The characters are based on real men, and in some cases are composites of several men. The film ... more on Wikipedia

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