Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama
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Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of performance. Proceeds benefit Capital University's The Schumacher Gallery. Please join the reception after the show!
Originally released on the Fourth of July in 1963, THE GREAT ESCAPE returns for its 50th anniversary in partnership with The Schumacher Gallery's exhibit: Memories of World War II: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press http://www.capital.edu/schumacher/.THE GREAT ESCAPE is based on a true story of Allied prisoners of war who managed to escape from an allegedly impenetrable Nazi prison camp during World War II. The prisoners, led by Richard Attenborough, as the British soldier who masterminds the plan, develop a scheme where they will leave the camp by building three separate escape tunnels.
Attenborough's motley squad features Charles Bronson as a Polish trench-digging expert, James Garner as an American with a talent for theft, Donald Pleasence as a masterful forger, and Steve McQueen as an American rebel. An epic adventure film, THE GREAT ESCAPE runs nearly three hours, featuring a rousing Elmer Bernstein score and exciting action sequences -- including a notorious motorcycle chase between McQueen and the Nazis -- the likes of which had never been seen before in Hollywood productions.