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The Great Escape (1963)

NR 07/04/1963 (US) AdventureDramaHistoryThrillerWar 2h 53m

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


The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate 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.

  1. John Sturges


  2. Paul Brickhill


  3. W.R. Burnett


  4. James Clavell


Top Billed Cast

  1. Steve McQueen

    Steve McQueen

    Captain Hilts

  2. James Garner

    James Garner

    Flight Lt. Hendley

  3. Richard Attenborough

    Richard Attenborough

    Roger Bartlett

  4. James Donald

    James Donald

    Group Capt. Ramsey "The SBO"

  5. Charles Bronson

    Charles Bronson

    Flight Lt. Danny Velinski

  6. Donald Pleasence

    Donald Pleasence

    Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger"

  7. James Coburn

    James Coburn

    Flying Officer Louis Sedgwick "The Manufacturer"

  8. Hannes Messemer

    Hannes Messemer

    Kommandant von Luger

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