March 24th, 2012: The Great Escape (1963)

Cast and Crew: Elmer Bernstein (Score); Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, David McCallum, Nigel Stock

What It’s About: During the Second World War, a group of mostly British airmen plan a massive break out from a special Nazi camp which holds POWs prone to escape attempts.  Will their plan succeed, and will any of the men be able to get to safety?

Why Watch it Today?: The inmates of Stalag Luft III escaped today in 1944The Great Escape is John Sturges classic World War Two/prison break film, based on Paul Brickhall’s book of the same title, an insider’s account of the escape, with an all-star cast, classic action sequences and characters you will become invested in.

Where to Get It: Amazon or iTunes; Netflix (DVD); your local library

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