Guns Of Navarone, The (1961)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
David Niven Cpl. John Anthony Miller
Gregory Peck Capt. Keith Mallory
Anthony Quinn Col. Andrea Stavros
Stanley Baker Pvt. 'Butcher' Brown
James Darren Pvt. Spyros Pappadimos
Irene Papas Maria Pappadimos
Anthony Quayle Maj. Roy Franklin
Gia Scala Anna
James Robertson Justice Commodore Jensen/Prologue Narrator
Richard Harris Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby RAAF
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; War
Director J. Lee Thomspn
Writer Carl Foreman; Alistair MacLean
Language EnglishEnglish
Audience Rating NRNR
Running Time 157 mins
Country USAUSA
Studio Columbia / TriStar
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Plot
An impenetrable fortress, an invincible army...and the unstoppable commando team.

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 an 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 adaptions, but one of the greatest action/adventure spectacles ever produced.
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Product Details
Format DVDDVD
Region Region 1
Layers Single side, Dual layer
Subtitles English; Spanish; French; Portuguese; Chinese; Korean; Thai
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono

Extra Features
Director's Audio Commentary
Retrospective Documentary: "Memories of Navarone"
"A Message From Carl Foreman"
Four Original Featurettes
Talent Files
Theatrical Trailers
Production Notes
Interactive Menus Scene Selections