The Great Escape is without a doubt a
classic in cinema history and a classic within it's genre. It's one
of those movies that endures over the years. The movie, is directed
by John Sturges, he directed such movies as The Magnificent Seven,
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Marooned.
The Great Escape is based on the
true story of a mass breakout at Stalag Luft III in Poland. All
manner of prisoners were put into this camp and some were very
crafty at escaping from prisons, this was the beginning of the
largest escape of prisoners from a German POW camp.
This group of prisoners includes
Hilts (Steve McQueen), Ramsay (James Donald), Bartlett (Richard
Attenbourgh), Hendley, (James Garner), Danny (Charles Bronson),
Blythe (Donald Pleasence), Sedgewick (James Coburn), with a terrible
Aussie accent and MacDonald (Gordon Jackson)
There story and ingenious methods
of escape are compelling viewing. Lush cinematography, wonderful
music score and great acting make it a must see.