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The Great Escape (1963)

NR 172 min - Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War - 20 June 1963
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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.

Director:  John Sturges
Stars:  Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, Hannes Messemer, David McCallum, Gordon Jackson, John Leyton, Angus Lennie, Nigel Stock, Robert Graf, Jud Taylor, Hans Reiser, Harry Riebauer, William Russell, Robert Freitag, Ulrich Beiger, George Mikell, Lawrence Montaigne, Robert Desmond, Til Kiwe, Heinz Weiss, Tom Adams, Karl-Otto Alberty

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Storyline

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.



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

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, German, French, Russian
Release Date:  20 June 1963

Box Office

Budget:  $4,000,000
Revenue:  $11,744,471

Company Credits

Production Companies:  United Artists, The Mirisch Corporation

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 52 min

Academy Award Nominations

FILM EDITING — Ferris Webster


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