- 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.