• Directors: Franklin J Schaffner
  • Producers: Ted Richmond
  • Writers: Dalton Trumbo
  • Genres: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama
  • Actors: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman

A man makes friends with a fellow in-mate while they are serving sentence on a notorious island prison and he plots his hellish escape.

The petty criminal known as Papillon is unjustly convicted of murder in the 1930s and sentenced to life improsonment in a French penitentiary on Devil’s Island in French Guiana. He tries several escapes which result in many punishments but after a decade he eventually succeeds.

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