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The great adventure! the great entertainment!: "The Great Escape" (1963), a film by John Sturges

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Released in the USA on July 04 of 1963, «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 Paul Brickhill, W.R. Burnett, and James Clavell . Steve McQueen is starring, alongside James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson and Donald Pleasence.

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Having wasted enormous resources on recapturing 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 the prison camp.

Gestapo and SS agents bring Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett (RAF) to the camp and deliver him to von Luger. Known as "Big X," Bartlett is the principal organizer of escapes and Gestapo agent Kuhn suggests that he be kept under the permanent security confinement, which von Luger, contemptuous of the Nazis, will only make a "note" of. As Kuhn leaves, he warns Bartlett that if he escapes again, he will be shot. Bartlett is put with the rest of the POWs.

Locked up with "every escape artist in Germany", Bartlett immediately plans the [...]

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

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)
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The Great Escape
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The Great Escape
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The Great Escape
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The Great Escape
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The Great Escape
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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)
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