The Great Escape
  • 24th Mar 2019
  • 2 hrs 52 mins

John Sturges dramatisation of the true story of a group of British, American and Canadian POWs who successfully escaped from Stalag Luft III in Upper Silesia in March 1944 is arguably the best World War II adventure film ever made. A host of big-name stars meshes beautifully in this meticulous recreation of the legendary escape. Although this is a film about courage, Sturges wisely takes a low-key approach, leavened with humour, rather than allowing the cast to indulge in macho antics.

Cast
Richard Attenborough, Gordon Jackson, Donald Pleasence, James Garner, James Donald, James Coburn, Steve McQueen, Hannes Messemer, Charles Bronson, David McCallum
Director
John Sturges
Writer
James Clavell
Producer
John Sturges, James Clavell
Genre
Action/Adventure, War, Drama