The Great Escape (1963) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Great Escape

John Sturges, 1963

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The Great Escape
Paul Brickhill, 1950

The Great Escape is a movie directed by John Sturges in 1963 and based on the book of the same name by Paul Brickhill, first published in 1950. The movie features Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson, Richard Attenborough, James Coburn, James Donald, and others.

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RATING

8.2

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Great Escape (John Sturges, 1963)

8.5

/ 10

Book Cover: The Great Escape (Paul Brickhill, 1950)

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Audiobook cover of The Great Escape, the 1950 book by Paul Brickhill.

The Great Escape

Read by: Robert Whitfield

Storyline

In 1943, having expended enormous resources on recapturing escaped Allied POWs, the German armed forces move the most determined to a new, high-security prisoner-of-war camp supervised by Luftwaffe Colonel von Luger. The prisoners’ escape committee mount an audacious plan to tunnel out of the camp and break out 250 men.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Great Escape, the 1963 movie by John Sturges

Year

1963

Minutes

172

Movie Rate

8.20

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Great Escape

Country: USA

Year: 1963

Length: 2h52m

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Cover of The Great Escape, the 1950 book by Paul Brickhill

Year

1950

Pages

304

Book Rate

8.50

S: Goodreads

Book

The Great Escape

Country: Australia

First published in: 1950

Length: 304 pages

Genre: Biography

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Poster of The Great Escape, the 1963 movie by John Sturges

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3 votes

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Cover of The Great Escape, the 1950 book by Paul Brickhill

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