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

Source: The Official Trailer for "The Great Escape".

This picture, entitled "Donald Pleasence (Flight Lt. Colin Blythe 'The Forger') and James Garner (Flight Lt. Hendley 'The Scrounger') in The Great Escape (1963)", has been posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 in the fan-made gallery dedicated to "The Great Escape" (cinema).

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

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Picture featuring Donald Pleasence (Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger")James Garner (Flight Lt. Hendley "The Scrounger") in "The Great Escape"
Photo of Donald Pleasence, who portrays "Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger"" in "The Great Escape" (1963). Included with Donald Pleasence is James Garner (Flight Lt. Hendley "The Scrounger").
(Source: The Official Trailer)

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Photo of "Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger"", as portrayed by Donald Pleasence, from "The Great Escape" (1963). Included in Photo is James Garner (Flight Lt. Hendley "The Scrounger"). The submitter stated that this picture is from the official trailer of "The Great Escape".

Donald Pleasence was an English actor.

As an actor, Donald Pleasence has been seen in movies such as Warrior of the Lost World, released in 1983 playing Prossor, Suspect (1960) (Parsons, alias Bill Brown), Sons and Lovers (1960) (character: Mr. Puppleworth), Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) in which he portrays Dr. Sam Loomis, Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1981) (Gilbert Carson), and Hell Is a City (1960) in which he plays Gus Hawkins.
James Garner was an American actor, and producer.

As an actor, James Garner has been seen in movies such as Support Your Local Gunfighter, released in 1971 in which he plays Latigo, Bombers B-52 (1957), Sayonara (1957) (Captain Bailey), Cash McCall (1960) (Cash McCall), Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957) portraying Sgt. John Maitland, and HealtH (1980) playing Harry Wolff.

More information about "The Great Escape":

Directed by John Sturges, and written by James Clavell (screenplay), "The Great Escape" (also known as "Grande fuga, La", "Gesprengte Ketten") is an Action/Adventure/Drama/History/Thriller/War film, released in the USA on July 04 of 1963 . Steve McQueen (Capt. Hilts "The Cooler King") and James Garner (Flight Lt. Hendley "The Scrounger") are starring, alongside Richard Attenborough (Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett "Big X"), James Donald (Group Capt. Ramsey "The SBO"), Charles Bronson (Flight Lt. Danny Velinski "The Tunnel King") and Donald Pleasence (Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger").

Here are memorable quotes from "The Great Escape"
It looks, after all, as if you will see Berlin before I do.(Hannes Messemer/"Col. von Luger")
We have in effect put all our rotten eggs in one basket. And we intend to watch this basket carefully.(Hannes Messemer as "Col. von Luger")

John Sturges (director) and Steve McQueen have worked together on The Magnificent Seven, released in 1960 playing Vin, Never So Few (1959) in which Steve McQueen plays Bill Ringa. As an actor, Steve McQueen has performed in movies such as Nevada Smith, released in 1966 (Nevada Smith/Max Sand/Fitch), Never So Few (1959) (character: Bill Ringa), Love with the Proper Stranger (1963) in which he portrays Rocky Papasano, The Reivers (1969) (Boon Hogganbeck), An Enemy of the People (1978) in which he plays Doctor Thomas Stockmann, and Le Mans (1971) (Michael Delaney).

As an actor, James Donald has been seen in movies such as Third Man on the Mountain, released in 1959 (Franz Lerner), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) (Maj. Clipton), Went the Day Well? (1942), Gift Horse (1952) in which he portrays Lt. Richard Jennings, No. 1, The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) in which he plays King Carlos, and Lust for Life (1956) (character: Theo Van Gogh).

More about John Sturges (film maker):

John Sturges was an American director, and producer. John Sturges has directed movies such as Sergeants 3, released in 1962, Never So Few (1959), The Magnificent Yankee (1950), Escape from Fort Bravo (1953), It's a Big Country (1951), and The People Against O'Hara (1951).

Donald Pleasence and John Sturges (director) have worked together on The Hallelujah Trail, released in 1965 (character: 'Oracle' Jones), The Eagle Has Landed (1976) as Heinrich Himmler.

James Garner and John Sturges (director) have been associated in Hour of the Gun, released in 1967 portraying Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal/U.S. marshal).

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Part of a fan-made tribute gallery for "The Great Escape", this image ("Donald Pleasence (Flight Lt. Colin Blythe 'The Forger') and James Garner (Flight Lt. Hendley 'The Scrounger') in The Great Escape (1963)") has been uploaded on Tue, 12 Feb 13 08:46:54 +0000, considering that the poster has done it in a responsible and legal manner. This poster certainly thought doing something well by sharing this picture, however, if you consider that this image has not conformed to a fair-use or is inappropriate, please report this to Theiapolis.com immediately, and we will delete it as soon as possible. Thank you for your help.

Source: The Official Trailer for "The Great Escape".

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