John Sturges’ The Great Escape
is, without a doubt, one of the finest cinematic portraits of the Second World War ever put to screen. As the tale of some prisoners of war defying insurmountable odds to escape captivity, The Great Escape
captures the spirit of the soldiers who fought for the Allies in World War II with more heart and grit than most movies about the conflict.
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II Epics, RankedSteve McQueen
leads a star-studded ensemble cast consisting of such screen legends as Charles Bronson
, James Garner
, and Richard Attenborough
. Unsurprisingly, there are some interesting stories behind the making of this action-packed war epic.