A group of Allied soldiers are imprisoned in a German POW camp with the intent of breaking out, but also diverging Nazi forces in order to find fugitives. The Great Escape was directed by John Sturges and stars Steve McQueen, James Garner, Sir Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn and David Mc Callum.
The Great Escape is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by writer Paul Brickhill. The book is a first-hand account of the escape by British Commonwealth prisoners of war from a German POW camp. The film was fictionalized to appear more appealing for a commercial audience by focusing on the American’s involvement of the escape. The Great Escape, in 1963 was the highest grossing film of the year, and is widely considered one of the best films of all time.
IVOX NEWS by Jack Babin