The Guns of Navarone

Release Date: May 12th, 1994

DVD Release Date: May 23rd, 2000

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

In 1943, a small commando team is sent to destroy huge German guns on the Greek Island of Navarone in order to rescue Allied troops trapped on Kheros. Led by British Major Franklin (Anthony Quayle), the team includes American Mallory (Gregory Peck), Greek resistance fighter Stavros (Anthony Quinn) and reluctant explosives expert Miller. Facing impossible odds, the men battle stormy seas and daunting cliffs. When Franklin is injured, Mallory takes command, and personal enmities spill over.

Cast: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, James Darren, Irene Papas, Gia Scala

Director: J. Lee Thompson

Genres: War

Production Co: Highroad, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Open Road

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Tense, Soldier, Engaging, 1940s, Brash, Gripping, Sister


Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1962)
Nominated Sound
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Special Effects