The Great Escape Movie Storyline and Short Review



The Great Escape


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In this blog, we are going to tell you how The Great Escape movie was made, how it was different from the book and how the music was liked by movie goers. The Great Escape film storyline: When Allied prisoners of war and other members of POWs began to break out from the prison camp at Stalag Luft III in an attempt to put a halt to the German war machine and end the war sooner, they had many obstacles like the Red Army gunners who continuously shot at them from above.

All About Of The Great Escape Movie Storyline and Short Review

The Great Escape

Storyline of the Movie

One of the obstacles that they had to overcome was the Long Way tunnel which would be their final bound. Of course, all Allied POW’s felt bad for their German counterparts and also touched by Roy Griggs love affair with a British civilian woman called Wren when during daylight hours, she would go out into town without her veil on leaving a note pinned to her pillow saying “I’ll-try again tomorrow.”

The music liked: This film has a truly beautiful theme music composed by John Williams. It has received high acclaim in film communities, which led to its employment for several other movies and TV series including   Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ,

The Fox & the Hound 2: Adventures of Puss in Boots and A World Without Heroes .

This title is just one example why John Williams had gotten more respect than George Bruns later on with his almost forgotten melodies (not exactly like his film music). When you combine the sound score along with John Williams’ true heart-wrenching . The Great Escape movie soundtrack review and viewing experience

What is our opinion about Dr. Kildare ?

What we have read from other sources, it was based partially on pure myth rather than fact. In this particular case though, I do not find any reason why Captain Ritter personally did what some of these articles suggest that he had done. From my own research, regarding this movie, it does seem like that Dr Teicher might have been a little bit exaggerating the event when he said: “Thousands of Allied airmen were executed by their Nazi captors.” IF only 300+ POWs died within 4 months after capture at 2 camps and from torture or starvation then I guess so !

Cast and Characters

Cast and Characters

Filming locations in Germany were: The Luftwaffe Technical Training center at Lichtenburg, the Bergen-Belsen death camp, which was shot inside on 20 and 21 June 1945; Buchenwald concentration camp where some scenes of a prison cell block were intercut [8] with Belsen; Vogelsang Airfield and its location. Also used for many purposes (aeroplane/missile bunkers , camouflaged German fortifications, etc.) was the little village of Villingendorf in Lower Saxony where rushes were made.

(The location is still there today and a few standing buildings can be seen on Google maps.) The flying school at Wandlitz, near Berlin served as Fuhlsbüttel airfield since bits and pieces of the original 1940 RSD canteen scene [9] , which was redressed by art director Stuart Cooper, was filmed there.

The long stint at Pilot Rear Duke of York Castle also served as a technical base [10] where several scenes with the main characters were created using general documentary footage supplied by RAF Granger’s auxiliary squadron based in Erlangen.

The filming process leaked fake news that “the former Luftwaffe Air Force commando centre” under the airfield airstrip in Wandlitz had been used for some war scenes in the movie. The filmmakers “borrowed” this impressive-looking building from a private museum and all it contained was some old tanks, various canvas dummy planes and discarded parts of broken war machines stored there by American troops, who found it impossible to get rid of these unwanted items.

Short Review

The Great Escape is a 1963 British war film about the German prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft III, located in the forest of Sagan, Germany. The film was directed by John Sturges and produced by Sam Spiegel through his company, Exclusive Films. The screenplay was written by Alistair MacLean, who based it on his experiences as a prisoner of war in the same camp.

The film stars Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Garner, James Donald, James Coburn and Donald Pleasence as fictionalized versions of their roles as POWs in the encampment; Charles Bronson’s character originally was to be a real person that McQueen portrayed.

The story was his idea with the screenplay put into writing by Alistair MacLean, who befriended him while they both were prisoners.

This film is based upon the true story of several hundred Allied airmen (prisoners) including notable RAF and USAAF pilots, who in the spring of 1944 used carefully planned mass breakout events known as “The Great Escaper,” to help hasten the end of World War II. It is one of only three films that have won all five major Academy Award categories (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor [Henry Hathaway], Best Supporting Actor[Richard Attenborough].

Blog Conclusion:

The Great Escape is a movie based on the true story of an escape from Stalag Luft III, a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II. During the early part of the war, Germany was facing heavy Allied bombing raids over its cities and military bases. These bombings were causing many problems for the German war effort, as they were not only destroying vital facilities and equipment but also disrupting supply lines and destroying infrastructure in general.


1.What Is the Story of the Movie the Great Escape?

Ans: In the movie The Great Escape shows you a story where the POW officers of Stalag Luft III plan to escape via two tunnels. Sergeant John “Johnny” Johnson, a British prisoner of war (POW), heads up and works construction on one tunnel leading from their prison camp in Kspfelkopf, Germany. Using map drawings shared by Keckstein and Fontaine, other prisoners come up with ideas for digging another secret tunnel.

2.Can you believe movies are based on true events?

Ans: You will also find out about the ‘real’ great escape of Stalag III.

The Great Escape is a 1962 American survival war film about the 1944 mass breakout from an Allied prison camp in German-occupied Poland during World War II, made by 20th Century Fox Film Corporation under Robert Wise’s direction. The film stars Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough and James Garner as members of Lancaster Bomber Squadron who escaped using homemade explosives hidden in their shoes. It’s directed by Robert Wise and the screenplay was written by William Roberts based on the novel “The Great Escape: A Prisoner of War Tells His Tale, an account of prisoner-of-war camp Stalag Luft III as related to author Correll (“The Great Escaper”).

3.What Is Your Review of the Great Escape (1963 Movie)?

Ans: I really enjoyed watching this movie and I would recommend it to anyone who loves action, adventure war movies set during WWII!  Which is a very good point since most of them like other historical flicks have disappeared into time over the years letting nationalistic propaganda flyers and posters be above mainstream media coverage.

4.How Did the Movie Crew Escape From Stalag Luft Iii?

Ans: Here you can find out all the known details about your favourite stars or even see their personal photos. That way, fans of this classic film would have a better understanding with reality that we couldn’t make up here in our screencaps and videos below.

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