Original Film Posters

Original Film Posters

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The Great Escape (1963), poster, US

Lot Closed

September 6, 02:05 PM GMT


800 - 1,200 GBP

Lot Details


Unframed: 81 x 41 in. (206 x 104 cm)

This poster was printed in two sheets, and designed to be pasted onto billboards. Therefore only unused examples survived. This size poster features different artwork to the regular US poster.

This epic film, set in a prisoner of war camp during World War II, was based on Paul Brickhill's 1950 book of the same name. The film was produced and directed by John Sturges, and has an incredible cast including Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, and Hannes Messemer. At the time of the film's release it was the highest grossing film of the year.