The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.
- Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
- Studio: United Artists, The Mirisch Company
- Keyword: based on novel or book, optimism, switzerland, baseball, famous score, prisoner, shower, world war ii, prisoner of war, claustrophobia, nazi, machinegun, dystopia, attempt to escape, uniform, freedom, epic, based on true story, prison guard, prison escape, tragedy, escape, swastika, barbed wire, solitary confinement, motorcycle, alps mountains, 1940s
- Cast: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence