The Great Escape (1963)

Danny's 17th Tunnel

Danny (Charles Bronson) starts the dig for his 17th tunnel while the guys cover for him.

Directed by John Sturges.

Released in 1963 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Prisoner
  • character-type: Military Officer
  • character-type: Rebel
  • action: Dig
  • editors-choice: Tuff Guys
  • 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: Suspenseful
  • prop: Hammer
  • setting: Prison
  • theme: Determination
  • theme: Teamwork
  • actor: Donald Pleasence
  • actor: James Coburn
  • actor: Richard Attenborough
  • actor: James Garner
  • 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. Colin Blythe "The Forger"
  • role-name: Flight Lt. Danny Velinski "The Tunnel King"
  • role-name: Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett "Big X"
  • role-name: Flying Officer Louis Sedgwick "The Manufacturer"
  • role-name: Group Capt. Ramsey "The SBO"
  • role-name: Flight Lt. Hendley "The Scrounger"
  • screenwriter: Paul Brickhill
  • screenwriter: James Clavell
  • screenwriter: W.R. Burnett
  • year: 1963
  • studio: MGM