This legendary WWII drama about an attempted escape from a German POW camp is Hollywood entertainment at its best. Epic, tense and exciting, and also at times funny, this classic always delivers.
Directed by John Sturges, this film boasts an all-star cast which includes Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence and James Garner.
A perennial Christmas TV favorite, The Great Escape is a joy to watch for the first time and on subsequent revisits.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Title: The Great Escape
Direction: John Sturges
Screenplay: James Clavell, W. R. Burnett, Walter Newman
Cinematography: Daniel L. Fapp
Editing: Ferris Webster
Score: Elmer Bernstein
Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn