The Great Escape (1963)

How to Get Rid of the Dirt

Eric (David McCallum) demonstrates his invention to the guys on how to hide the tunnel dirt from the Germans.

Directed by John Sturges.

Released in 1963 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Prisoner
  • character-type: Military Officer
  • action: Drop
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Action and Adventure
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Classic War Stories
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Military & War Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Military Action & Adventure
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Real Life
  • mood: Inspiring
  • prop: Bag
  • setting: Barracks
  • theme: Creativity
  • theme: Dedication
  • actor: David McCallum
  • actor: Richard Attenborough
  • actor: Gordon Jackson
  • actor: James Donald
  • actor: Charles Bronson
  • director: John Sturges
  • producer: James Clavell
  • producer: John Sturges
  • cinematographer: Daniel L. Fapp
  • composer: Elmer Bernstein
  • editor: Ferris Webster
  • role-name: Flight Lt. Danny Velinski "The Tunnel King"
  • role-name: Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald "Intelligence"
  • role-name: Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett "Big X"
  • role-name: Lt. Cmdr. Eric Ashley-Pitt "Dispersal"
  • role-name: Group Capt. Ramsey "The SBO"
  • screenwriter: Paul Brickhill
  • screenwriter: James Clavell
  • screenwriter: W.R. Burnett
  • year: 1963
  • studio: MGM