Details: This poster shows a black and white photo of Steve McQueen on a motorcycle. He is next to a signpost that says 'Achtung 100m Schweizer Grenze' and 'Halt'.
The Great Escape is a 1963 film made by United Artists (the rights are currently held by MGM) and produced and directed by John Sturges. Based on a novel by Paul Brickhill, it tells the real-life story of an attempt by Allied prisoners of war to execute a mass escape from a German POW camp during World War II. Brickhill had been a prisoner of the camp with his friend George Harsh and would later base the book on their memories of the experience. The film stars many now well-known actors, including Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, and David McCallum.