Great Escape, The (1963) - (Movie Clip) Open, The Way It Really Happened

Director John Sturges’ opening, Elmer Bernstein’s famous theme, Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough, billed above many future leading-men, from the 1963 hit The Great Escape, based on the best-selling book by Paul Brickhill, himself a participant in the historic World War II events.