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The Great Escape
We all enjoy the old, classic movies, like The Great Escape, especially at Christmas. Most of our favorites have a holiday theme, some are directly related to Christmas, others are not! This film article provides facts and information about the making of the The Great Escape movie, the main characters and the cast of The Great Escape. Info about how and when the The Great Escape movie was made, the music of the movie, who produced and directed the movie and any fascinating facts about the film or its stars! Enjoy The Great Escape at Christmas!

Why we love The Great Escape! Movie Review
Why our family loves The Great Escape at Christmas! The top reasons why The Great Escape is popular at Christmas have been taken from comments made by our friends and family!

1.      The Great Escape movie is a classic film staring Steve McQueen as an American soldier who is imprisoned in a German Prisoner of War camp during World War II and how he and his fellow prisoners plan to escape.

2.      The scenes where the prisoners work on three escape tunnels simultaneously, named "Tom", "Dick", and "Harry" and dispose of the soil in the prison gardens is fantastic!

The Characters and the Cast of The Great Escape
The cast of The Great Escape and the characters that the movie stars portray is key to this great film. Can you imagine any other stars or famous actors and actresses playing the leading roles in The Great Escape? Probably not - but that's all part of the magic of the movies!

Characters and the Cast of The Great Escape

Cast List of The Great Escape

         Steve McQueen - Capt. Hilts "The Cooler King"

         James Garner - Flight Lt. Hendley "The Scrounger"

         Richard Attenborough - Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett "Big X"

         James Donald - Group Capt. Ramsey "The SBO"

         Charles Bronson - Flight Lt. Danny Velinski "The Tunnel King"

         Donald Pleasence - Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger"

         James Coburn - Flying Officer Louis Sedgwick "The Manufacturer"

         Hannes Messemer - Kommandant von Luger

         David McCallum - Lt. Cmdr. Eric Ashley-Pitt "Dispersal"

         Gordon Jackson - Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald "Intelligence"

         John Leyton - Flight Lt. William Dickes "The Tunneler"

         Angus Lennie - Flying Officer Archibald Ives "The Mole"

         Nigel Stock - Flight Lt. Denys Cavendish "The Surveyor"

         Robert Graf - Werner 'The Ferret'

Characters and the Cast of The Great Escape

Facts and Info about The Great Escape
The following facts and information about the movie The Great Escape provide a complete overview of the making of the film.

Facts and Info about The Great Escape

  1. Fact 1 - The Great Escape Film Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
  2. Fact 2 - Running Time of Film: 172 minutes 
  3. Fact 3 - Date the film was released:  4 July 1963
  4. Fact 4 - Name of Director:  John Sturges
  5. Fact 5 - Name of Producer (s) :  John Sturges
  6. Fact 6 - Screenplay written by:  James Clavell, W.R. Burnett, Walter Newman

Facts and Info about The Great Escape

The Soundtrack and Music of The Great Escape
The soundtrack, music and any songs associated with movies add to the telling of the story. Music can convey a variety of emotions. Whether the theme of the movie is a drama, comedy, romance, thriller, horror or action the music is an integral part of the fabric of any motion picture.  The underscore acts as the background music and many movies have a the song written specifically for the film. Details of the soundtrack and music from the The Great Escape movie are as follows:

Soundtrack and Music of The Great Escape

Music Composed by Elmer Bernstein
Name of featured song Premature Plans

 

Soundtrack and Music of The Great Escape

The Great Escape
This film article about The Great Escape provides facts and information about the making of the movie, the main characters and the cast of The Great Escape. Info about how and when the film was made, the music of the movie, who produced and directed the picture and fascinating facts about the movie and its stars!


 

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