The Great Escape

  • 1963
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Prison, War

Expertly directed and written with an infectious undercurrent of wry humor, this classic WWII POW escape yarn features an all-star cast of hardened Allied prisoners who the Germans have thrown together in a special "escape-proof" camp. Naturally, the first thing they set about doing is planning their escape--not just any escape, but one so massive that...read more

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The Great Escape 2 - Official Trailer
01:14 — Television sequel in which revenge is the motive for the escapees from the original film. There is nothing "great" about this bomb!
The Great Escape (1963), Bill Hader
From Bill Hader's introduction to The Great Escape, 1963, featured on TCM's Essentials Jr., Sunday July 22nd at 8pm ET.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Expertly directed and written with an infectious undercurrent of wry humor, this classic WWII POW escape yarn features an all-star cast of hardened Allied prisoners who the Germans have thrown together in a special "escape-proof" camp. Naturally, the first… (more)

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