Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Starring: Don Gordon, Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen, Victor Jory
Genres: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama
Trivia: In the book the tribal island girl who takes care of Papillon after he escapes is 12 years old. The film's producer made her older for all the obvious reasons.
Trivia: Dustin Hoffman wore contact lenses so he could see correctly wearing those thick glasses.
Trivia: Dalton Trumbo, the film's scriptwriter, has a cameo as a Devil's Island Prison Commandant.
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In the last scene where the main character escapes, he jumps into the bay and is supported by a sack which he is carrying. Actually you can clearly see that he is supported from underneath by a diver.
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