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#427. The Great Escape

  • Year: 1963
  • Country: USA
  • Production: Mirisch, 172m
  • Director: John Sturges
  • Producer: John Sturges
  • Screenplay: James Clavell, W.R. Burnett, from book by Paul Brickhill
  • Photography: Daniel L. Fapp
  • Music: Elmer Bernstein
  • Cast: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn
  • Oscar Noms: Best Editing

Abridged Book Description

A terrific war film boasting an all-star cast from director John Sturges, The Great Escape remains as entertaining, moving, and thrilling now as when it was first released in 1963... An epic much like Sturges' previous picture The Magnificent Seven, this heroic adventure, based on the novel by Paul Brickhill, is backed by a memorable score by Elmer Bernstein that beautifully punctuates every fantastic moment.