The Great Escape
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.
- Richard Attenborough, Gordon Jackson, Donald Pleasence, James Garner, James Donald, James Coburn, Steve McQueen, Hannes Messemer, Charles Bronson, David McCallum
- John Sturges
- James Clavell
- John Sturges, James Clavell
- Action/Adventure, War, Drama Tweet