” Colonel Von Luger, it is the sworn duty of all officers to try to escape. If they cannot escape, then it is their sworn duty to cause the enemy to use an inordinate number of troops to guard them, and their sworn duty to harass the enemy to the best of their ability.” said Ramsey.

This movie is about a group of Americans trying to escape a German Nazi labor camp.

The movie also spawned Hogan’s Heros the TV series.

The basic plot of the film is this…Imprisoned during World War II in a German POW camp, a group of Allied soldiers are intent on breaking out, not only to escape, but also to draw Nazi forces away from battle to search for fugitives. Among the prisoners determined to escape are American Captain Virgil Hilts (Steve McQueen) and British Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett (Richard Attenborough). Outwitting their captors by digging a tunnel out of the prison grounds, the soldiers find the stakes much higher when escape becomes a reality.

The soundtrack is composed by Elmer Bernstein and the film was directed by John Sturges.

You can get the soundtrack on Amazon.

You can also get the soundtrack on ITunes.

Would you like some clips?

Here you go…

The Great Escape Suite


The Motorcycle Scene


The Finale


Well that’s all for today, see you Thursday for Project A-Ko! Happy Listening!