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The Great Escape

The Great Escape(1963)

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Brief Synopsis

Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape.

Cast & Crew

John Sturges Director
Robert Graf Werner "The Ferret"
Nigel Stock [Flt. Lt. Denys] Cavendish "The Surveyor"
Angus Lennie [Flying Officer Archibald "Archie"] Ives "The Mole"
John Leyton [Flt. Lt. William] Willie "Tunnel King" [Dickes]
Gordon Jackson [Flt. Lt. Sandy "Mac"] MacDonald "Intelligence"
David McCallum [Lt. Commander Eric] Ashley-Pitt "Dispersal"
Hannes Messemer [Col.] Von Luger "The Kommandant"
James Coburn [Flying Officer Louis] Sedgwick "Manufacturer"
Donald Pleasence [Flt. Lt. Colin] Blythe "The Forger"
Charles Bronson [Flt. Lt.] Danny "Tunnel King" [Velinski]
James Donald [Capt.] Ramsey "The SBO"
Richard Attenborough [Squadron Leader Roger] Bartlett "Big X"

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 3 Jul 1963
Release Date:  1963 Production Date:  [Panavision]
A Mirisch-Alpha Production
AFI Library
Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co:  United Artists Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  The Mirisch Company, Inc., Alpha Corp.
Duration(mins):  168-170 Country:  Germany and United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  18    

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  • Great Escapism

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    First, I think this is a great movie. A great story well-told. A great cast, good script, good direction, quality production. I've watched it many... MORE>

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    Mobile 2018-05-28

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