The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Title: The Great Escape

Release: 1963

Rating: 8.2

Language: English, German, French, Russian, Spanish

Country: USA

Runtime: 172

Genre: Action,Adventure,Drama,History,Thriller,War

The Great Escape

Release 1963
Rating 8.2
Language English, German, French, Russian, Spanish
Country USA
Runtime 172
Genre Action,Adventure,Drama,History,Thriller,War



Based on a true story, a group of allied escape artist-type prisoners-of-war (POWs) are all put in an 'escape proof' camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the film is played for comedy as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second half is high adventure as they use boats and trains and planes to get out of occupied Europe.

Director :

John Sturges

Writer :

Paul Brickhill (book), James Clavell (screenplay), W.R. Burnett (screenplay)

Actors :

... Flight Lt. Hendley

... Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger"

... Captain Hilts

... Roger Bartlett

... Group Capt. Ramsey "The SBO"

... Flight Lt. Danny Velinski

... Flying Officer Louis Sedgwick "The Manufacturer"