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 1944. The 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