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The Great Escape (1963)

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

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate 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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Cast

Steve McQueen
as Hilts 'The Cooler King'

James Garner
as Hendley 'The Scrounger'

Richard Attenborough
as Bartlett 'Big X'

James Donald
as Ramsey 'The SBO'

Charles Bronson
as Danny 'Tunnel King'

Donald Pleasence
as Blythe 'The Forger'

James Coburn
as Sedgwick 'Manufacturer'

Hannes Messemer
as Von Luger 'The Kommandant'

David McCallum
as Ashley-Pitt 'Dispersal'

Gordon Jackson
as MacDonald 'Intelligence'

Crew

Richard Carruth
Music Editor

Ferris Webster
Editor

Allen K. Wood
Production Supervisor

Daniel L. Fapp
Director of Photography

Elmer Bernstein
Original Music Composer

Fernando Carrere
Art Direction

Robert E. Relyea
Production Office Assistant

Emile LaVigne
Makeup Artist

John Sturges
Director

John Sturges
Producer


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