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The Great Escape
Directed by:
John Sturges

"The Great Escape" (also known as "Grande fuga, La", "Gesprengte Ketten") is an Action/Adventure/Drama/History/Thriller/War film directed by John Sturges, and written by James Clavell (screenplay), released in the USA on July 04 of 1963 . Steve McQueen and James Garner are starring, alongside Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson and Donald Pleasence.

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Who is the director of "The Great Escape":

The Great Escape was directed by John Sturges, an American director, and producer.

Before making The Great Escape, John Sturges had directed A Girl Named Tamiko, released in 1962, Sergeants 3 (1962), By Love Possessed (1961), The Magnificent Seven (1960), Never So Few (1959), and Last Train from Gun Hill (1959). Since, he directed The Satan Bug, released in 1965, The Hallelujah Trail (1965), Hour of the Gun (1967), Ice Station Zebra (1968), Marooned (1969), and Joe Kidd (1972).

When was "The Great Escape" released:

The Great Escape was first released on Thursday, July 04, 1963, in the United States.. This was fifty-five (55) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, September 11, 1963 in France; Thursday, August 29, 1963 in Germany; Thursday, October 10, 1963 in Italy and on Saturday, August 10, 1963 in Japan.

What is the cast of "The Great Escape":

At the casting of The Great Escape we find Steve McQueen, previously seen in The War Lover (1962) and Hell Is for Heroes (1962); James Garner (Boys' Night Out (1962), The Children's Hour (1961)); Richard Attenborough (The Dock Brief (1962), All Night Long (1962)) [ more... ]

  • Donald Pleasence, Gordon Jackson and Nigel Stock can all be seen in The Night of the Generals, released in 1967.
  • Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn also appeared in The Magnificent Seven, released in 1960.
  • Richard Attenborough, James Donald and William Russell can also be seen in Gift Horse, released in 1952.
  • William Russell and Gordon Jackson, Nigel Stock have all also be seen in Malta Story, released in 1953.

What is the Storyline of "The Great Escape":

Having expended enormous resources on recapturing escaped Allied prisoners of war (POWs), the Germans move the most determined to a new, high-security prisoner of war camp. The commandant, Luftwaffe Colonel von Luger, tells the senior British officer, Group Capt. Ramsey, "There will be no escapes from this camp." Ramsey replies that it is their duty to try to escape. After several failed escape attempts on the first day, the POWs settle into life at the prison camp.

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Steve McQueen as "Capt. Hilts "The Cooler King""

Steve McQueen as Capt. Hilts 'The Cooler King' in The Great Escape (1963)

Steve McQueen as Capt. Hilts 'The Cooler King' in The Great Escape (1963)

Steve McQueen as Capt. Hilts 'The Cooler King' in The Great Escape (1963)

Steve McQueen as Capt. Hilts 'The Cooler King' in The Great Escape (1963)

Richard Attenborough as "Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett "Big X""

Richard Attenborough as Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett 'Big X' in The Great Escape (1963)

Charles Bronson as "Flight Lt. Danny Velinski "The Tunnel King""

Charles Bronson as Flight Lt. Danny Velinski 'The Tunnel King' in The Great Escape (1963)

Charles Bronson as Flight Lt. Danny Velinski 'The Tunnel King' in The Great Escape (1963)

Charles Bronson as Flight Lt. Danny Velinski 'The Tunnel King' in The Great Escape (1963)

Charles Bronson as Flight Lt. Danny Velinski 'The Tunnel King' in The Great Escape (1963)

Steve McQueen ("Capt. Hilts "The Cooler King""), Richard Attenborough ("Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett "Big X""), and Gordon Jackson ("Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald "Intelligence"")

Steve McQueen (Capt. Hilts 'The Cooler King'), Richard Attenborough (Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett 'Big X') and Gordon Jackson (Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald 'Intelligence') in The Great Escape (1963)

Steve McQueen (Capt. Hilts 'The Cooler King'), Richard Attenborough (Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett 'Big X') and Gordon Jackson (Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald 'Intelligence') in The Great Escape (1963)

Steve McQueen (Capt. Hilts 'The Cooler King'), Richard Attenborough (Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett 'Big X') and Gordon Jackson (Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald 'Intelligence') in The Great Escape (1963)

James Garner ("Flight Lt. Hendley "The Scrounger"") and David McCallum ("Lt. Cmdr. Eric Ashley-Pitt "Dispersal"")

James Garner (Flight Lt. Hendley 'The Scrounger') and David McCallum (Lt. Cmdr. Eric Ashley-Pitt 'Dispersal') in The Great Escape (1963)

Richard Attenborough ("Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett "Big X"") and Gordon Jackson ("Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald "Intelligence"")

Richard Attenborough (Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett 'Big X') and Gordon Jackson (Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald 'Intelligence') in The Great Escape (1963)

Gordon Jackson as "Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald "Intelligence""

Gordon Jackson as Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald 'Intelligence' in The Great Escape (1963)

Hannes Messemer as "Col. von Luger"

Hannes Messemer as Col. von Luger in The Great Escape (1963)

Donald Pleasence ("Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger"") and James Garner ("Flight Lt. Hendley "The Scrounger"")

Donald Pleasence (Flight Lt. Colin Blythe 'The Forger') and James Garner (Flight Lt. Hendley 'The Scrounger') in The Great Escape (1963)

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