The Great Escape

UK PG Certificate
In cinemas
Mar 24, 2019
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Jun 3, 2013
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Runtime
2 Hours 46 Minutes
Genre
Drama, War
Language
English
From Park Circus
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Contains mild language and violence
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John Sturges dramatisation of the true story of a group of British, American and Canadian POWs who successfully escaped from Stalag Luft III in Upper Silesia in March 1944 is arguably the best World War II adventure film ever made. A host of big-name stars meshes beautifully in this meticulous recreation of the legendary escape. Although this is a film about courage, Sturges wisely takes a low-key approach, leavened with humour, rather than allowing the cast to indulge in macho antics.

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Nov 20, 2018

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