The Great Escape
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1963
Director: John Sturges
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 883904-228479
Running time: 2:52 (172 Min.)
Casetype: HD Slim
Format: 2.35:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 07, 2013
Collection type: Owned (#3981)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 01, 2014
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
In 1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft III, a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so, however, the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history — brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson and James Coburn — who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted.

One of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time, The Great Escape is a masterful collaboration between director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven), screenwriters James Clavell (Shogun) and W.R. Burnett (Little Caesar), and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story, The Great Escape is epic entertainment that "captivates, thrills and stirs" (Variety).
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Genres
War
Action
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • United Artists
 • The Mirisch Company
Media Companies:
 • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
 • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Spanish  Dolby Digital Mono
French  DTS 5.1
Italian  DTS 5.1
German  DTS 5.1
Spanish  DTS 5.1
Polish  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
Chinese
Czech
Dutch
English
French
German
Greek
Italian
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Spanish
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Interviews
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
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"
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)