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The Great Escape

Cast

Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald View All


Crew

John Sturges (Director), James Clavell (Screenplay), W.R. Burnett (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jul. 4th, 1963
Runtime: 2 hours, 52 minutes
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.
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The Great Escape (1963) Director: John Sturges Writers: Paul Brickhill(book), James Clavell(screenplay) Cast: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Plesence, James Coburn, David McCallum, James Garner Genre:Adventure, Drama, Wa.


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