|Brown Bag Lunch Classic Films - The Great Escape (1963, NR) Part 1 (ML)|
Event Type: Films|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM
The Great Escape (1963, NR) - Part 1 will be shown on March 11 and Part 2 will be shown on April 8.Library: Main Library Map
Based on the book by Paul Brickhill, The Great Escape is the true story of Allied prisoners plotting to break out of a Nazi detention camp. Bartlett (Richard Attenborough) is the British officer who masterminds the escape. Out of 250 prisoners, only 76 manage to escape, and the number soon dwindles to two dozen. Hilts (Steve McQueen) and company must get through Nazi occupied territory, which is the premise for most of the film. McQueen rides a motorcycle through heavy gunfire in a spectacular action sequence to avoid certain death at the hands of the enemy.
Although he had appeared in other previous films, this is the one that brought superstar status to Steve McQueen. The actor performed all of his own stunts in the action sequences in the type of action adventure film that became McQueen's trademark.
Director: John Sturges
Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, David McCallum
Type: Adventure, Drama, History
Location: Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C
No registration required. Coffee and tea will be served.