The great escape
John Sturges
Richard Attenborough James Garner Steve McQueen 1930-1980
Based on the work of
Paul Brickhill
MGM DVD, © 2020
1 dvd-video
Recording date
Playing time
ca. 165 min.
Taalkeuze: Engels, Frans, Duits, Spaans, Italiaans Ondertiteling: Nederlands, Frans, Engels, Duits, Spaans, Portugees, Pools, Noors, Engels voor slechthorenden, Duits voor slechthorenden
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About John Sturges

John Eliot Sturges (; January 3, 1910 – August 18, 1992) was an American film director. His films include Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963), and Ice Station Zebra (1968). In 2013, The Magnificent Seven was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Although both he and fellow director Preston Sturges were from the Chicago area and shared the same last name, they had no known close relation to each other.


Sturges started his career in Hollywood as an editor in 1932. During World War II, Sturges directed documentaries and training films as a captain in the United States Army Air Forces. Sturges's mainstream directorial career began with Read more on Wikipedia