The Great Escape
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1963
Director: John Sturges
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-905710
Running time: 2:52 (172 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, 2.28:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 18, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#16)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 30, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 10 / 10
Overview
Steve McQueen leads an all-star cast in this "stunning" (The Film Daily), action-packed classic about a group of Allied POWs who attempt one of the largest and most daring breakouts in history. Filled with "rip-roaring excitement" (Leonard Maltin) on the grandest scale, The Great Escape is one of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time!
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Genres
War
Action
Studios
Production Studios:
 • United Artists
 • The Mirisch Company
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Mono
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Trivia
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
 • 8-page Booklet
Crew
Direction
John Sturges....Director
Writing
Paul Brickhill....Original Material By
James Clavell....Screenwriter
W. R. Burnett....Screenwriter
Production
John Sturges....Producer
Cinematography
Daniel L. Fapp....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Ferris Webster....Film Editor
Music
Elmer Bernstein....Composer
Art
Fernando Carrere....Art Director
Emile La Vigne....Make-up Artist
Paul Pollard....Visual Effects
Bert Henrikson....Costume Designer
Cast
Jud Taylor....Goff
Hans Reiser....Herr Kuhn
Harry Riebauer....German Sgt. Strachwitz
William Russell....Sorren
Robert Freitag....Capt. Posen
Ulrich Beiger....Preissen
George Mikell....Lt. Dietrich
Lawrence Montaigne....Hayes "Diversions"
Robert Desmond....Griffith "Tailor"
Til Kiwe....Frick
Heinz Weiss....Kramer
Tom Adams....Dai Nimmo "Diversions"
Karl-Otto Alberty....Steinach (German Officer)
Robert Graf....Werner "The Ferret"
Nigel Stock.... Cavendish "The Surveyor"
Angus Lennie....Ives "The Mole"
John Leyton....Willie "Tunnel King"
Gordon Jackson....MacDonald "Intelligence"
David McCallum....Ashley - Pitt "Dispersal"
Hannes Messemer....Von Luger "The Kommandant"
James Coburn....Sedgwick "Manufacturer"
Donald Pleasence....Blythe "The Forger"
Charles Bronson....Danny "Tunnel King"
James Donald....Ramsey "The SBO"
Richard Attenborough....Bartlett "Big X"
James Garner....Hendley "The Scrounger"
Steve McQueen....Hilts "The Cooler King"