The Great Escape 1963
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The Great Escape 1963
A Glorious Saga Of The R.A.F.
Plot: Allied POWs plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Story: Based on a true story, a group of allied escape artist type prisoners of war are all put in an 'escape proof' camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the film is played for comedy as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second half is high adventure as they use boats and trains and planes to get out of occupied Europe.
Did you know: During the climatic motorcycle chase, John Sturges allowed Steve McQueen to ride (in disguise) as one of the pursuing German soldiers, so that in the final sequence, through the magic of editing, he's actually chasing himself.
Release date: 4 July 1963
User Votes: 8.3
Countries: USA,
Genres: Adventure, Drama, History, War,
Runtime: Not Available
Oscars: None
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