Great Escape Previous Broadcasts

(1963) (Episode #1037H)

KQED 9: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Based on a true story, this movie tells the tale of the largest Allied escape attempt from a German POW camp during WWII. The first half focuses on efforts within Stalag Luft III as the prisoners dig their escape tunnel. The second half focuses on the Gestapo's efforts to track down the over 70 escaped prisoners trying by any means to make their way to England and other countries outside the Third Reich. The epic features an all-star cast, including James Garner as charming Anthony 'The Scrounger' Hendley, Richard Attenborough as Squadron Leader Roger 'Big X' Bartlett, Charles Bronson as Danny 'The Tunnel King' Velinski, Donald Pleasence as Colin 'The Forger' Blythe, James Coburn as Louis 'The Manufacturer' Sedgwick, David McCallum as Eric 'Dispersal' Ashley-Pitt, and Steve McQueen as Capt. Virgil 'The Cooler King' Hilts. Directed by John Sturges.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
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