The Great Escape
August 2 - 8, 2013
USA | 1963 | 172 Minutes | John Sturges
50th Anniversary 4K digital restoration! John Sturges's shamelessly exciting adventure - one of AFI's 100 Most Thrilling American Films - features a cast of classic tough guys (Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, David McCallum, Richard Attenborough) as soldiers plotting an audacious escape from a World War II prison camp.
This dramatisation of the true story of a group of British, American and Canadian POWs who successfully escaped from Stalag Luft III in Upper Silesia in March 1944 is a meticulous recreation of the legendary escape. Although this is a film about courage, Sturges wisely takes a low-key approach, leavened with humour, rather than macho antics.
|Principal Cast:||Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, David McCallum, Richard Attenborough|
|Running Time:||172 Minutes|