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A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

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Directed by

Franklin J. Schaffner

Written by

Dalton Trumbo (Screenplay)
Lorenzo Semple Jr. (Screenplay)
Henri Charrière (Book)

Runtime

151 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The greatest adventure of escape!

Cast

Keywords

prison jungle prison escape 1930s solitary confinement devil's island based on memoir or autobiography labor camp prison brutality guyana

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Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score Jerry Goldsmith