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Auction History Result

Lot #: #331 GREAT ESCAPE 1sheet '63 McQueen, Bronson

Date Sold 12/16/2003
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Appears in Vintage Hollywood Posters 6

The image at right appears in the auction catalog we published as shown above and was sold long ago and we do NOT have it available for purchase.

Original Vintage Theatrical Folded One-Sheet Movie Poster (measures 27" x 41") (Learn More)

The Great Escape, the classic 1963 John Sturges World War II (WWII) military prison escape crime adventure thriller ("The great adventure! The great entertainment!"; "1:06 AM What went into these few seconds... 1:07 AM The hell... the heroism... the high adventure... 1:08 AM Make for the screen's great entertainment!"; with a superb "Screenplay by James Clavell & W.R. Burnett", "Based upon the book by Paul Brickhill"; note that this was largely a true story, but it was of course "enlarged" to make it even more dramatic, and some American prisoners, who were not at the actual prison camp, were added, so that the movie could include American actors James Garner and Steve McQueen) starring Steve McQueen (as Hilts "The Cooler King"), James Garner (as Hendley "The Scrounger"), Richard Attenborough (as Roger Bartlett, "Big X"), James Donald (as Group Capt. Ramsey "The SBO"), Charles Bronson (as Danny Velinski "Tunnel King"), Donald Pleasence (as Colin Blythe "The Forger"), James Coburn (as Sedgwick "Manufacturer"), Hannes Messemer (as Col. Von Luger "The Kommandant"), David McCallum (as Eric Ashley-Pitt "Dispersal"), Gordon Jackson (as Sandy "Mac" MacDonald "Intelligence"), John Leyton (as Willie Dickes "The Tunneler"), Angus Lennie (as Archibald "Archie" Ives "The Mole"), Nigel Stock (as Denys Cavendish "The Surveyor"), Robert Graf (as Werner "The Ferret"), William Russell (as Sorren), Lawrence Montaigne (as Haynes "Diversions"), Robert Desmond (as "Griff" Griffith "Tailor"), and Bud Ekins (Steve McQueen's friend, who performed the motorcycle jump at the film's climax, but he was uncredited, and almost everyone thought McQueen had done the jump himself!)
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Important Added Info: Note that this poster was folded at one time but has been laying flat for a long time and will be sent rolled in a tube.

Condition: very good to fine. the poster has minor creases along the foldlines; it is really in wonderful unrestored condition (there is not a pinhole of piece of tape anywhere on the poster)!
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