skip navigation
The Great Escape

The Great Escape(1963)

Also Known As: The Last Escape |

Remind Me

TCMDb Archive MaterialsView all archives (1)

DVDs from TCM Shop

The Great Escape Thrown together by the... MORE > $39.98 Regularly $39.98 Buy Now blu-ray


powered by AFI

Brief Synopsis

Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape.

Cast & Crew

John Sturges Director
Robert Graf Werner "The Ferret"
Nigel Stock [Flt. Lt. Denys] Cavendish "The Surveyor"
Angus Lennie [Flying Officer Archibald "Archie"] Ives "The Mole"
John Leyton [Flt. Lt. William] Willie "Tunnel King" [Dickes]
Gordon Jackson [Flt. Lt. Sandy "Mac"] MacDonald "Intelligence"
David McCallum [Lt. Commander Eric] Ashley-Pitt "Dispersal"
Hannes Messemer [Col.] Von Luger "The Kommandant"
James Coburn [Flying Officer Louis] Sedgwick "Manufacturer"
Donald Pleasence [Flt. Lt. Colin] Blythe "The Forger"
Charles Bronson [Flt. Lt.] Danny "Tunnel King" [Velinski]
James Donald [Capt.] Ramsey "The SBO"
Richard Attenborough [Squadron Leader Roger] Bartlett "Big X"

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 3 Jul 1963
Release Date:  1963 Production Date:  [Panavision]
A Mirisch-Alpha Production
AFI Library
Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co:  United Artists Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  The Mirisch Company, Inc., Alpha Corp.
Duration(mins):  168-170 Country:  Germany and United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  18    

Leonard Maltin Ratings & Review



User Ratings & Review

This title has not been reviewed. Be the FIRST to write a review by CLICKING HERE >

User Ratings & Review

User Reviews:

  • Recommend:

  • Cinema History:

  • Cinematography:

  • Lead Performers:

  • Supporting Cast:

  • Director:

  • Screen Play:

  • Music Score:

  • Title Sequence:

User Ratings:

  • the great escape

    kevin sellers 2014-12-17

    The title says it all. It's the ultimate go to the movies to forget your troubles by watching characters with greater troubles try to overcome them... MORE>

  • The Great Escape

    Goetan 2013-08-08

    The longest, most-expensive and entertaining POW films made. McQueen shines the most as an always-cool prisoner, as do Attenborough, Garner, Coburn and... MORE>

  • The Great Escape

    John 2013-08-05

    Overall-3/5Lead Performers-3/5Supporting Cast-3/5Director-3/5Score-4/5Titles-3/5Screenplay-3/5Cinematography-3/5Importance-3/5Recommendation for fans of... MORE>