The Guns of Navarone

United States, 1961

Film
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The suspense builds and the drama explodes in J. Lee Thompson’s finely crafted adaptation of Alistair MacLean’s best-selling novel. Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, David Niven, and Anthony Quayle are allied saboteurs, assigned an impossible mission - infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2000 trapped British soldiers. Honoured with seven Academy Award nominations, receiving the Oscar for Best Special Effects, this film is still regarded as one of the greatest action-adventure spectacles ever produced.

Credits

director

J Thompson

producer

Cecil F. Ford

production company

Open Road Films

Columbia

Language

English

Duration

02:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39551

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

War films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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