The Great Escape is an American World War II film, released on 4 July 1963 (USA), directed by John Sturges and is based on the book, of the same name, written by Paul Brickhill.
The film centres around prisoners of war (American in the film) trying to make their escape from a German POW camp. Captain Virgil Hilts aka 'The Cooler King' (Steve McQueen), Flight Lieutenant Robert Hendley aka 'The Scrounger' (James Garner) and RAF Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett aka 'Big X' (Richard Attenborough) head the main cast, as Big X leads the cause, with every member having their own unique role in aiding their escape. Other characters in the film include; Danny Velinski 'Tunnel King' (Charles Bronson), Willie Dickes 'Tunnel King' (John Leyton), Louis Sedgwick 'Manufacturer' (James Coburn) and Colonel Von Luger 'The Kommandant' (Hannes Messemer).
The film picked up 2 awards; an NBR Award for featuring in the Top Ten Films and a Best Actor award (Steve McQueen).
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The Great Escape Montage