The Guns of Navaron

by Gregory Peck

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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 Over the River Kwai) was determined to re-establish both his name and credibility after spending most of the 1950s working in anonymity. To accomplish this, he decided to bring Alistar 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 reamins not only the best of the MacLean adapations, but one of the greatest action/adventure spectacles ever produced.

Color, Original Widescreen format, approx. 157 minutes, Not Rated.

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Format: DVD
First Published: 1961

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