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The great escape [videorecording] / a Mirisch-Alpha picture ; United Artists ; produced and directed by John Sturges ; screenplay by James Clavell and W.R. Burnett.

McQueen, Steve, 1930-1980 (Added Author). Garner, James. (Added Author). Attenborough, Richard. (Added Author). Donald, James, 1917-1993 (Added Author). Bronson, Charles, 1920-2003 (Added Author). Pleasence, Donald. (Added Author). Coburn, James. (Added Author). Brickhill, Paul. (Added Author). Sturges, John, 1911-1992 (Added Author). Bernstein, Elmer. (Added Author). Clavell, James. (Added Author). Burnett, W. R. (William Riley), 1899-1982 (Added Author). Webster, Ferris, 1916- (Added Author). Fapp, Daniel. (Added Author). Mirisch Company. (Added Author). MGM Home Entertainment Inc. (Added Author). United Artists Corporation. (Added Author).


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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0792838408 :
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (172 min.) : sd., col., ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen version.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c1998.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Special features: documentary on the making of The Great Escape, trivia and production notes, original theatrical trailer.
"Based upon the book by Paul Brickhill"--Container.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Producer/director, John Sturges; music, Elmer Bernstein; screenwriters, James Clavell, W.R. Burnett; director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp; editor, Ferris Webster.
Participant or Performer Note:
Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD ; Dolby digital.
Language Note:
In English and French ; with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, German.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, British.
War films.
Feature films.
Genre: Films for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Upper Skagit Library GRE 1017833 New DVD Checked out 08/03/2024

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