Great Escape, The  

Last Edited: 12-Jan-2016
A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.

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1963 War

Great Escape, The
Steve McQueen          Hilts 'The Cooler King'
James Garner             Hendley 'The Scrounger'
Richard Attenborough  Bartlett 'Big X'
James Donald             Ramsey 'The SBO'
Charles Bronson          Danny 'Tunnel King'
Donald Pleasence        Blythe 'The Forger'
James Coburn             Sedgwick 'Manufacturer'
Hannes Messemer       Von Luger 'The Kommandant'
David McCallum          Ashley-Pitt 'Dispersal'
Gordon Jackson          MacDonald 'Intelligence'
John Leyton              Willie 'Tunnel King'
Angus Lennie             Ives 'The Mole'
Nigel Stock               Cavendish 'The Surveyor'
Robert Graf               Werner 'The Ferret'
Jud Taylor                 Goff
Hans Reiser               Herr Kuhn
Harry Riebauer           Strachwitz
William Russell            Sorren
Robert Freitag           Capt. Posen
Ulrich Beiger              Preissen
George Mikell             Lt. Dietrich
Lawrence Montaigne   Haynes ('Diversions')
Robert Desmond         Griffith 'Tailor'
Til Kiwe                    Frick
Heinz Weiss              Kramer
Tom Adams              Dai Nimmo ('Diversions')
Karl-Otto Alberty       S.S. Officer Steinach

Directed by John Sturges    
book by Paul Brickhill
screenplay by James Clavell and W.R. Burnett
Produced by John Sturges, James Clavell, Walter Mirisch
Music by Elmer Bernstein

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