The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven) assembled a remarkable cast of male stars of the era (McQueen, Garner, Attenborough, Coburn, Bronson) for this richly entertaining and satisfying WWII adventure, inspired by a true story, about a group of Allied soldiers plotting their escape from a German POW camp.

Director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven) assembled a remarkable cast of male stars of the era (McQueen, Garner, Attenborough, Coburn, Bronson) for this richly entertaining and satisfying WWII adventure, inspired by a true story, about a group of Allied soldiers plotting their escape from a German POW camp. The Oscar-nominated film editing by Ferris Webster makes nearly three hours fly by like minutes, while Elmer Bernstein provided the rousing score with an irresistible main theme.

DIRECTOR: John Sturges. WRITTEN BY: James Clavell, W.R. Burnett. CAST: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald. 1963. 170 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. DCP.

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