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An original movie poster for the film The Great Escape with art by Frank McCarthy
An original movie poster for the film The Great Escape with art by Frank McCarthy
The Great Escape - 1963

The Great Escape - 1963

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£960.00
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£960.00
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Condition: Very Good.

Linen-backed.

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Size: 69 cm x 104 cm (27 in x 41 in), plus linen border.

We have been looking for a poster for this film for some time!

A guaranteed original one sheet movie poster from the 1980 release of John Sturges World War II classic "The Great Escape", starring, well, just about everybody!

It is astonishing that the events portrayed in this film are based on the real-life activities of Allied prisoners of war at camp Stalag Luft III. One night, in late March 1944, seventy six prisoners escaped through a tunnel they had painstakingly built straight under the camp. (It was actually one of three tunnels they built!) All but three were quickly recaptured and fifty of them were executed under Hitler's instruction.

Hollywood's portrayal of the prisoners and their escape is an inevitably fictional account, but officers who had taken part in the escape attempt acted as technical advisers to the production and many of the characters are 'composites' of real life prisoners.

Now considered a classic, original movie posters for the film are highly sought after.

This example was produced for the 1980 re-release of the film and the art is unmistakably by Frank McCarthy. It was never folded, but showed signs of its age and was at some point linen backed. This conservation process stabilises the poster and as out photos show, it now displays beautifully!

A true classic.

We only sell guaranteed original movie posters. We do not sell reproductions.

Note: This poster is priced unframed. Photos showing framed and 'in room' images are for illustration only. Please check our hi-res images and the sizing information shown above.