Award winning film adaptation of Alistair Maclean's account of Allied commandos assigned to take on the Nazis at Navarone.
Mallory (Gregory Peck) leads his incognito commandos into a Nazi-occupied Greek town, Pappadimos (James Darren) joining in wedding festivities, before trouble arises, in The Guns of Navarone, 1961.
Mallory (Gregory Peck) and commando crew (Anthony Quinn, David Niven, Anthony Quayle, Stanley Baker, James Darren) are waylaid by a Nazi gunboat in The Guns of Navarone, 1961.
Jensen (James Robertson Justice) and Franklin (Anthony Quayle) introduce their team, hoping to persuade Mallory (Gregory Peck) to take on the mission in The Guns of Navarone, 1961.
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Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn and David Niven are Allied saboteurs assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers. Blacklisted screenwriter Carl Foreman (High Noon, The Bridge On the River Kwai) was determined to re-establish both his name and credibility after spending most of the '50s working in anonymity. To accomplish this, he decided to bring Alistair MacLean's best-selling novel, The Guns of Navarone, to the screen. Supported by an all-star cast and produced on a grand scale, the film was an enormous success, receiving seven 1961 Academy Award® nominations (including Best Picture) and winning for Best Special Effects. Although Foreman achieved his goal, it was MacLean who would wind up the true beneficiary; his novels became the source for many high adventure screen epics, including Ice Station Zebra and Where Eagles Dare. However, it is The Guns of Navarone that remains not only the best of the MacLean adaptations, but one of the greatest action/adventure spectacles ever produced.
Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn attempt to infiltrate an impregnable Nazi fortress and destroy two enormous long-range field guns in this 1961 Oscar(r)-winner for Best Special Effects.
Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn attempt to infiltrate an impregnable Nazi fortress and destroy two enormous long-range field guns in this 1961 Oscar(R)-winner for Best Special Effects.
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