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The Great Escape (1963)

NR 1963-07-04 (US) AdventureDramaHistoryThrillerWar 2h 53m
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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. James Clavell


  4. W.R. Burnett


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  1. Steve McQueen

    Steve McQueen

    Hilts 'The Cooler King'

  2. James Garner

    James Garner

    Hendley 'The Scrounger'

  3. Richard Attenborough

    Richard Attenborough

    Bartlett 'Big X'

  4. James Donald

    James Donald

    Ramsey 'The SBO'

  5. Charles Bronson

    Charles Bronson

    Danny 'Tunnel King'

  6. Donald Pleasence

    Donald Pleasence

    Blythe 'The Forger'

  7. James Coburn

    James Coburn

    Sedgwick 'Manufacturer'

  8. Hannes Messemer

    Hannes Messemer

    Von Luger 'The Kommandant'

  9. David McCallum

    David McCallum

    Ashley-Pitt 'Dispersal'

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