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Guns Of Navarone

Not Rated In Theaters 05/12/1994 , 156min.
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Plot & Details

The guns of Navarone are huge Nazi cannons, installed on an Aegean island behind enemy lines. Anthony Quayle is the officer assigned by the British to lead a task force to put the guns out of commission. When Quayle is injured, the mission winds up in the relatively inexperienced hands of Gregory Peck. There's little love lost between Peck, explosives expert David Niven and Greek patriot Anthony Quinn, especially when it becomes known that there's a traitor in their midst. Resistance leader Irene Papas weeds out the traitor, but there's still those guns to take care of. Filmed on location in Rhodes and distinguished by Oscar-winning special effects, Guns of Navarone (based on Alistair MacLean's best-seller was a major box-office hit of 1961; less successful was the pared-down 1977 sequel, Force Ten From Navarone.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1961 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound John Cox Nominated
1961 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Alan Osbigton Nominated
1961 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Carl Foreman Nominated
1961 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director J. Lee Thompson Nominated
1961 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Drama or Comedy Score Dimitri Tiomkin Nominated
1961 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Carl Foreman Nominated
1961 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Special Effects Vivian C. Greenham Won
1961 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Special Effects Bill Warrington Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1961 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Dimitri Tiomkin Won
1961 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director J. Lee Thompson Nominated
1961 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Won

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1961 Directors Guild of America Best Director J. Lee Thompson Nominated

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