“The Great Escape” quotes

Movie The Great Escape
Title The Great Escape
Year 1963
Director John Sturges
Genre Drama, History, Thriller, War, Adventure
Plot – During World War II some prisoners, who tried several times to escape, are transferred to a German camp which has a particular kind of supervision. The so called "evasion specialists" know each other and organize all together an escape through the underground tunnels. Despite many of them are captured back, some others make it.
All actors – Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, Hannes Messemer, David McCallum, Gordon Jackson, John Leyton, Angus Lennie, Nigel Stock, Robert Graf, Jud Taylor, Hans Reiser, Harry Riebauer, William Russell, Robert Freitag, Ulrich Beiger, George Mikell, Lawrence Montaigne, Robert Desmond, Til Kiwe, Heinz Weiss, Tom Adams, Karl-Otto Alberty
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  • “Tea without milk is so uncivilized.”
    Donald Pleasence - Blythe 'The Forger'
    [Tag:england, manners, tea]
  • “- Blythe 'The Forger': Tea?
    - Hendley 'The Scrounger': I only drank tea once. In a hospital.”

    Donald Pleasence - Blythe 'The Forger'
    James Garner - Hendley 'The Scrounger'
    [Tag:americans, habit, tea]
  • “- Strachwitz: What are you doing over here by the wire?
    - Hilts 'The Cooler King': Well, like I told Max here, I was trying to get my...
    - Von Luger 'The Kommandant': What were you doing by the wire?
    - Hilts 'The Cooler King': Well, like I told Max... I was trying to cut my way through your wire because I want to get out.”

    Harry Riebauer - Strachwitz
    Steve McQueen - Hilts 'The Cooler King'
    Hannes Messemer - Von Luger 'The Kommandant'
  • “It is the sworn duty of all officers to try to escape.”
    James Donald - Ramsey 'The SBO'
    [Tag:army, escape, soldiers]
  • “- Hilts 'The Cooler King': Wait a minute. You aren't seriously suggesting that if I get through the wire... and case everything out there... and don't get picked up... to turn myself in and get thrown back in the cooler for a couple of months so you can get the information you need?
    - Bartlett 'Big X': Yes.”

    Steve McQueen - Hilts 'The Cooler King'
    Richard Attenborough - Bartlett 'Big X'
  • “- Sedgwick 'Manufacturer': Danny, do you speak Russian?
    - Danny 'Tunnel King': A little, but only one sentence.
    - Sedgwick 'Manufacturer': Well, let me have it, mate.
    - Danny 'Tunnel King': Ya vas lyublyu.
    - Sedgwick 'Manufacturer': Ya ya vas...
    - Danny 'Tunnel King': Lyublyu.
    - Sedgwick 'Manufacturer': Lyubliu? Ya vas lyubliu. Ya vas lyublyu....” (continue)
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    James Coburn - Sedgwick 'Manufacturer'
    Charles Bronson - Danny 'Tunnel King'
  • “- Von Luger 'The Kommandant': Are all American officers so ill-mannered?
    - Hilts 'The Cooler King': Yeah, about 99 percent.
    - Von Luger 'The Kommandant': Then perhaps while you are with us you will have a chance to learn some. Ten days isolation, Hilts.
    - Hilts 'The Cooler King': Captain Hilts.
    - Von Luger 'The Kommandant': Twenty days.
    - Hilts...” (continue)
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    Hannes Messemer - Von Luger 'The Kommandant'
    Steve McQueen - Hilts 'The Cooler King'