THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963 USA

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

The Great Escape features an all-star cast and becomes an instant classic with re-watchable status. The script is well-written and becomes a Bravo! piece for Director John Sturges’ (Magnificent Seven (1960)) directing skill.

Storyline

World War II British prisoners of war plan an escape from an ultimate security German prison of war camp.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Sturges for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Walter Mirisch for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Hendley (James Garner), Bartlett (Richard Attenborough), Ramsey (James Donald), Danny (Charles Bronson), Blythe (Donald Pleasence), Sedgwick (James Coburn), Von Luger (Hannes Messemer), Ashley-Pitt (David McCallum), MacDonald (Gordon Jackson), Willie (John Leyton), Ives (Angus Lennie), Cavendish (Nigel Stock), Werner (Robert Graf), Goff (Jud Taylor), and Herr Kuhn (Hans Reiser).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This film belongs in the home video library.

Ben Meyers

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