The Great Escape
1963·United States·168 min.
The German high command has filtered out all of the allies' most talented escape artists and placed them in a POW camp specifically designed to foil any unwanted departures. But as soon as they arrive, the prisoners begin to work on a series of tunnels under the direction of Roger "Big X" Bartlett (Richard Attenborough). He assigns the POWs to jobs according to their specialties. For more than a year, countless prisoners, most of whom won't be leaving, work toward an escape that will temporarily disrupt the operations of the German army.
ScreenwriterJames Clavell·W.R. Burnett·Paul Brickhill
CinematographyDaniel L. Fapp
CastSteve McQueen·James Garner·Charles Bronson·Richard Attenborough·James Coburn·James Donald·Donald Pleasence·David McCallum·Gordon Jackson·Angus Lennie·Hannes Messemer·John Leyton·Lawrence Montaigne·Nigel StockShow all
Original titleThe Great Escape