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Holiday Movie: The Great Escape


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Steve McQueen James Garner
Richard Attenborough Charles Bronson In an attempt to contain unwilling
POWs, the Nazis brought them together in Stalag Luft North, a seemingly escape-proof top security camp run by the Germans during
World War II. Unwittingly they had assembled the finest escape team in military history. Adventure and excitement abound in this film, with its all-star cast headed by Steve McQueen.
Screenplay by JAMES CLAVELL and . w R. BURNETT
Based on the book by PAUL BRICKHILL
Produced and directed by JOHN STURGES
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Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Charles Bronson
Unknown: Steve McQueen.
Unknown: James Clavell
Unknown: W R. Burnett
Book By: Paul Brickhill
Directed By: John Sturges
Hilts: Steve McQueen
Hendley: James Garner
Barlett: Richard Attenborough
Ramsey: James Donald
Danny: Charles Bronson
Blythe: Donald Pleasence
Sedgwick: James Coburn
Willie: John Leyton
MacDonald: Gordon Jackson
Ashley-Pitt: David McCallum
Cavendish: Nigel Stock
Von Luger: Hannes Messemer
Werner: Robert Graf

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