|Directed by||John Sturges|
|Written by||Paul Brickhill, James Clavell|
|Company||United ArtistsUnited ArtistsUnited Artists|
John Sturges's dramatisation of the true story of a group of British, American, and Canadian POWs who executed a massive escape from Stalag Luft III in Upper Silesia in March 1944. The German high command has filtered out all the most talented escape artists of the Allies' and placed them in a POW camp specifically designed to foil any unwanted departures. Of course, as soon as they arrive, the prisoners begin work on a series of tunnels under the direction of Roger "Big X" Bartlett, who assigns the POWs to jobs according to their specialties...
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