Academy Award-winners Gregory Peck (1962, Best Actor, To Kill A Mockingbird), David Niven (1958, Best Actor, Separate Tables), and Anthony Quinn (1952, Best Supporting Actor, Viva Zapata!; 1956, Lust For Life) star as a team of Allied military specialists recruited for a dangerous but imperative mission: to infiltrate a Nazi-occupied fortress and disable two long-range field guns so that 2,000 trapped British soldiers may be rescued. Faced with an unforgiving sea voyage, hazardous terrain, and the possibility of a traitor among them, the team must overcome the impossible without losing their own lives. Adapted by screenwriter Carl Foreman from Alistair MacLean’s best-selling novel, The Guns Of Navarone was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, and won for Best Special Effects (1961).
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Great classic! Such films are no longer spinning. Highly recommended to all fans of war movies!
An excellent movie though not based on a real story. It'sa good refelction of cold human handling in the insanity of a war, bringhtness of handling at the very momnent, but a fale of giving a deep suppressed young woman not a second chance, which could have been done with a bit of tact, constant control, and the waiting punishment of a bullet if she should do wrong again. Even that is posible in a war if you can think and feel straight.
As a child I was brought up on movies like this, watching all the classics on TV like The Great Escape and Bridge Over The River Kwai. The Guns Of Navarone watches like a real event in history, having been written in such a convincing way and with such an outstanding cast of British and American, making it such a gem. The Blu-ray transfer is pretty good considering the age of the movie. The follow-up Force 10, even though having a great cast, was not a touch on this one. Well worth the purchase.