The Great Escape

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

The Great Escape (1963)

AdventureDramaHistoryThrillerWar

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
Writers: James Clavell, W.R. Burnett.

Release Date: 1963-06-20
Status: Released
Run time: 172 min / 2:52
Budget: $4,000,000
Revenue: $11,744,471
Production Companies : United Artists, The Mirisch Corporation
Production Country: United States of America

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Steve McQueen
Captain Hilts
James Garner
Flight Lt. Hendley
Richard Attenborough
Roger Bartlett
James Donald
Group Capt. Ramsey "The SBO"
Charles Bronson
Flight Lt. Danny Velinski
Donald Pleasence
Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger"
James Coburn
Flying Officer Louis Sedgwick "The Manufacturer"
Hannes Messemer
Kommandant von Luger
David McCallum
Lt. Cmdr. Eric Ashley-Pitt "Dispersal"
Gordon Jackson
Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald "Intelligence"
John Leyton
Flight Lt. William Dickes "The Tunneler"
Angus Lennie
Flying Officer Archibald Ives "The Mole"
Nigel Stock
Flight Lt. Denys Cavendish "The Surveyor"
Robert Graf
Werner 'The Ferret'
Jud Taylor
Goff
Hans Reiser
Herr Kuhn
Harry Riebauer
Stratwitch
William Russell
Sorren
Robert Freitag
Capt. Posen
Ulrich Beiger
Preissen
George Mikell
Lt. Dietrich
Lawrence Montaigne
Haynes ('Diversions')
Robert Desmond
Griffith 'Tailor'
Til Kiwe
Frick
Heinz Weiss
Kramer
Tom Adams
Dai Nimmo ('Diversions')
Karl-Otto Alberty
S.S. Officer Steinach

Crew

Production John Sturges Producer
Directing John Sturges Director
Writing James Clavell Screenplay
Writing Paul Brickhill Novel
Writing W.R. Burnett Screenplay
Production James Clavell Producer
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Camera Daniel L. Fapp Director of Photography
Editing Ferris Webster Editor
Art Fernando Carrere Art Direction
Production Walter Mirisch Executive Producer
Crew Robert E. Relyea Production Office Assistant
Production Allen K. Wood Production Supervisor
Directing Jack N. Reddish Assistant Director
Directing John Franco Script Supervisor
Sound Richard Carruth Music Editor
Sound Wayne Fury Sound Effects Editor
Art Kurt Ripberger Set Decoration
Art Frank Agnone Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Emile LaVigne Makeup Artist
Crew A. Paul Pollard Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Bert Henrikson Wardrobe Supervisor
Editing Don Tomlinson Assistant Editor

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