The Guns of Navarone is a 1961 British-American epic adventure war film directed by J. Lee Thompson. The screenplay by producer Carl Foreman was based on Alistair MacLean's 1957 novel The Guns of Navarone, which was inspired by the Battle of Leros during the Dodecanese Campaign of World War II. The film stars Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn, along with Stanley Baker and Anthony Quayle. The book and the film share the same basic plot: the efforts of an Allied commando team to destroy a seemingly impregnable German fortress that threatens Allied naval ships in the Aegean Sea, and prevents 2,000 isolated British troops from being rescued. Wikipedia
The Guns of Navarone is a member of the following lists: English-language films, British films, Films based on military novels, Columbia Pictures films, War adventure films, World War II films, Films that won the Best Visual Effects Academy Award, Best Drama Picture Golden Globe winners, Films shot in CinemaScope and Films directed by J. Lee Thompson.
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