- Status: Completed
- Score: 8.2/10
- Director: John Sturges
- Country: EnglishGermanFrenchRussianSpanish
- Year: 1963
- Duration: 172 min
- Genres: Adventure,Drama,History,Thriller,War,
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Based on a true story, a group of allied escape artist-type prisoners-of-war are all put in an “escape proof” camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the movie is played for comedy, as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second half is high adventure as they use planes, trains, and boats to get out of occupied Europe.
Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, David McCallum, John Leyton, Nigel Stock, Jud Taylor, James Garner, James Donald, Donald Pleasence, Hannes Messemer, Gordon Jackson, Angus Lennie, Robert Graf,