The great escape
MGM Home Entertainment,
The Great Escape is based on the true story of a group of Allied prisoners of war who managed to escape from an allegedly impenetrable Nazi prison camp during World War II. At the beginning of the film, the Nazis gather all their most devious and troublesome POWs and place them at a new prison camp, which was designed to be impervious to escapes. Immediately, the prisoners develop a scheme where they will leave the camp by building three separate escape tunnels. Richard Attenborough is the British soldier who masterminds the whole plan, and who commands his motley squad--featuring Charles Bronson as a Polish trench-digging expert, James Garner as an American with a talent for theft, Donald Pleasence as a masterful forger, and Steve McQueen as an American rebel--through the construction of the tunnels and, eventually, their escape. An epic adventure film, The Great Escape runs nearly three hours, featuring a rousing Elmer Bernstein score and exciting action sequences -- including a notorious motorcycle chase between McQueen and the Nazis -- the likes of which had never been seen before in Hollywood productions. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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Bronson, Charles, 1921-2003.
Burnett, W. R. 1899-1982.
Donald, James, 1917-1993.
McQueen, Steve, 1930-1980.
Sturges, John, 1911-1992.
Webster, Ferris, 1916-
Burnett, W. R.1899-1982.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
United Artists Corporation.
|display_description||A high-security German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942 holds only known troublemakers and risk-takers, all of whom are determined to pull off the war's most daring escape.|
|itype_catalog||ADULT FLOATING DVD|
FOL DVD Adult 1 week
SUT DVD ADULT
WDP DVD ADULT
|local_callnumber_catalog||DVD FICTION GREAT ESCA|
|owning_library_catalog||Sacramento Public Library|
Films for the hearing impaired
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
|title_display||The great escape|
|title_full||The great escape [videorecording] / a Mirisch-Alpha picture ; United Artists ; produced and directed by John Sturges ; screenplay by James Clavell and W.R. Burnett|
|title_short||The great escape|
Prisoners and prisons, German
World War, 1939-1945