W.R. Burnett

Born: 25 November 1899, Springfield, Ohio
Died: 25 April 1982, Santa Monica, Calif.

Highlighted works

  • The Great Escape

    The Great Escape

    A true-life WWII POW story gets all-star Hollywood treatment, topped by Steve McQueen’s iconic (and fictional) motorbike ride towards freedom.

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