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.

  1. John Sturges


  2. Paul Brickhill


  3. W.R. Burnett


  4. James Clavell


Top Billed Cast

  1. James Garner

    James Garner

    Flight Lt. Hendley

  2. Donald Pleasence

    Donald Pleasence

    Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger"

  3. Steve McQueen

    Steve McQueen

    Captain Hilts

  4. Richard Attenborough

    Richard Attenborough

    Roger Bartlett

  5. James Donald

    James Donald

    Group Capt. Ramsey "The SBO"

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The Great Escape
The Great Escape



Status Released

Release Information

  • July 4, 1963


    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 53m

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue $11,744,471.00



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