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The Great Escape (movie)

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The Great Escape
Directed byJohn Sturges
Screenplay by
  • James Clavell
  • W. R. Burnett
Based onThe Great Escape
by Paul Brickhill
Produced byJohn Sturges
CinematographyDaniel L. Fapp
Edited byFerris Webster
Music byElmer Bernstein
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release dates
  • June 20, 1963 (1963-06-20) (London)
  • July 4, 1963 (1963-07-04) (United States)
Running time
172 minutes
CountryUnited States
  • English
  • German
  • French
Budget$3.8 million[1]
Box office$11.7 million

The Great Escape is a 1963 American war movie. It is about an escape by Allied prisoners of war from a German POW camp during World War II. The movie stars Steve McQueen, James Garner, Donald Pleasence, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, and Richard Attenborough. It got positive reviews from critics.

References[change | change source]

  1. Balio, Tino (1987). United Artists: The Company That Changed the Film Industry. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 174. ISBN 978-0-299-11440-4.

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