Papillon (1973)

The greatest adventure of escape!

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1973-12-13
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 1782 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Allied Artists Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
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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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  • Steve McQueen

    as Henri "Papillon" Charriere
  • Dustin Hoffman

    as Louis Dega
  • Victor Jory

    as Indian Chief
  • Don Gordon

    as Julot
  • Anthony Zerbe

    as Toussaint
  • Robert Deman

    as Maturette
  • Woodrow Parfrey

    as Clusiot
  • Bill Mumy

    as Lariot
  • George Coulouris

    as Dr. Chatal
  • Ratna Assan

    as Zoraima
  • William Smithers

    as Warden Barrot
  • Val Avery

    as Pascal
  • Gregory Sierra

    as Antonio
  • Vic Tayback

    as Sergeant
  • Mills Watson

    as Guard
  • Ron Soble

    as Santini
  • Barbara Morrison

    as Mother Superior
  • Don Hanmer

    as Butterfly Trader
  • E.J. André

    as Old Con
  • Richard Angarola

    as Commandant
  • Jack Denbo

    as Classification Officer
  • Len Lesser

    as Guard
  • John Quade

    as Masked Breton
  • Fred Sadoff

    as Deputy Warden
  • Allen Jaffe

    as Turnkey
  • Liam Dunn

    as Old Trustee
  • Anne Byrne Hoffman

    as Mrs. Dega (uncredited)
  • Dalton Trumbo

    as Commandant (uncredited)
  • Richard Farnsworth

    as Manhunter (uncredited)
Production Robert Watts Unit Production Manager
Sound Jerry Goldsmith Original Music Composer
Production Jack Baur Casting
Costume & Make-Up Anthony Powell Costume Design
Directing José López Rodero First Assistant Director
Crew Jophery C. Brown Stunts
Art Jack Maxsted Art Direction
Writing Dalton Trumbo Screenplay
Editing Robert Swink Editor
Art Anthony Masters Production Design
Directing Franklin J. Schaffner Director
Production Franklin J. Schaffner Producer
Camera Fred J. Koenekamp Director of Photography
Writing Lorenzo Semple Jr. Screenplay
Production Ted Richmond Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Tony Pueo Wardrobe Supervisor
Production Robert Dorfmann Producer
Sound Arthur Morton Orchestrator
Crew Alex Weldon Special Effects
Camera Thomas Laughridge Camera Operator
Lighting Gene Stout Gaffer
Directing Marshall Schlom Script Supervisor
Writing Henri Charrière Book
Crew Dar Robinson Stunts
Crew Loren Janes Stunt Double
Art Hugh Scaife Set Dresser
Sound Erma E. Levin Music Editor
Sound Gordon Daniel Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Charles H. Schram Makeup Designer
Art Bill MacSems Assistant Property Master
Art Dennis J. Parrish Property Master
Camera Jack Courtland Camera Operator
Sound Derek Ball Sound Recordist
Production Emmett Emerson Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Mickey Sherrard Wardrobe Supervisor
Directing Kuki López Rodero First Assistant Director
Directing Roberto Parra Second Assistant Director
Directing Joe Nayfack Second Assistant Director
Camera Reggie Jones Key Grip