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The Great Escape


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MPAA Rating: NR
Genre: War
Director: John Sturges

Imprisoned during World War II in a German POW camp, a group of Allied soldiers are intent on breaking out, not only to escape, but also to draw Nazi forces away from battle to search for fugitives. Among the prisoners determined to escape are American Captain Virgil Hilts and British Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett . Outwitting their captors by digging a tunnel out of the prison grounds, the soldiers find the stakes much higher when escape becomes a reality.

Cast :

  • Steve McQueen
  • Capt. Hilts 'The Cooler King'
  • James Garner
  • Flight Lt. Hendley 'The Scrounger'
  • Richard Attenborough
  • Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett 'Big X'
  • Charles Bronson
  • Flight Lt. Danny Velinski 'The Tunnel King'
  • James Donald
  • Group Capt. Ramsey 'The SBO'
  • Donald Pleasence
  • Flight Lt. Colin Blythe 'The Forger'
  • James Coburn
  • Flying Officer Louis Sedgwick 'The Manufacturer'
  • David McCallum
  • Lt. Cmdr. Eric Ashley-Pitt 'Dispersal'
  • Gordon Jackson
  • Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald 'Intelligence'
  • John Leyton
  • Flight Lt. William Dickes 'The Tunneler'
  • Angus Lennie
  • Flying Officer Archibald Ives 'The Mole'
  • Nigel Stock
  • Flight Lt. Denys Cavendish 'The Surveyor'
  • Jud Taylor
  • Goff
  • William Russell
  • Sorren
  • Robert Desmond
  • Griffith 'Tailor'
  • Tom Adams
  • Dai Nimmo ('Diversions')
  • Lawrence Montaigne
  • Haynes ('Diversions')
  • Hannes Messemer
  • Kommandant von Luger
  • Robert Graf
  • Werner 'The Ferret'
  • Robert Freitag
  • Capt. Posen
  • Karl Otto Alberty
  • S.S. Officer Steinach
Producers :
John Sturges , James Clavell
Writers :
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  • Mon 5/30
  • 2:15PM-5:15PM
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