by Franklin J. Schaffner 2h25min United States 1973
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by Franklin J. Schaffner

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 : Papillon
  • Dustin Hoffman : Louis Dega
  • Victor Jory : Le chef indien
  • And with: Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe, Robert Deman, Woodrow Parfrey, Bill Mumy


  • Director Franklin J. Schaffner
  • Scenario Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr.
  • Original work author Henri Charrière
  • Photo director Fred J. Koenekamp
  • Set Design Anthony Masters
  • Costume Design Anthony Powell
  • Sound Derek Ball
  • Editing Robert Swink
  • Original music Jerry Goldsmith
  • Producer Robert Dorfmann, Franklin J. Schaffner
  • Production Compagny Allied Artists Pictures Corporation, Corona-General, Solar Productions
  • Distributor TF1 - Droits Audiovisuels

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio2,35:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixStéréo
  • Production1973
  • Release date for France08/16/1974
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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