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The Great Escape


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concludes a short season of films starring Steve McQueen with James Garner
Richard Attenborough
Stalag Luft North was - seemingly - escape-proof, the highest security camp run by the Germans during World War II. In an attempt to contain unwilling PoWs, the Nazis brought them together in one camp. 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 , whose spectacular motorcycle ride is but one highlight of the film.
Screenplay by JAMES CLAVELL and . wR. burnett , based on the book by PAUL BRICKHILL. Produced and directed by JOHN STURGES. Films: page 10


Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Stalag Luft North
Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: James Clavell
Unknown: Wr. Burnett
Book By: Paul Brickhill.
Directed By: John Sturges.
Hilts, ' the Cooler King': Steve McQueen
Hendley, ' the Scrounger': James Garner
Bartlett, ' Big X ': Richard Attenborough
Ramsey, Senior British Officer: James Donald
Danny Velinski, the Tunneller': Charles Bronson
Blythe, ' the Forger': Donald Pleasence
Sedgwick, 'the Man from Down Under: James Coburn
Willie, ' the Tunnel King: John Leyton
MacDonald: Cordon Jackson
Ashley-Pitt: David McCallum
Cavendish: Nigel Stock
Von Luger, the Commandant: Hannes Messemer
Werner: Robert Graf

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