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The Guns of Navarone Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The guns of Navarone are huge Nazi cannons, installed on an Aegean island behind enemy lines. [[Performer~P58189~Anthony Quayle~anthonyquayle]] 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 [[Performer~P55747~Gregory Peck~gregorypeck]]. There's little love lost between Peck, explosives expert [[Performer~P52791~David Niven~davidniven]] and Greek patriot [[Performer~P107297~Anthony Quinn~anthonyquinn]], especially when it becomes known that there's a traitor in their midst. Resistance leader [[Performer~P54947~Irene Papas~irenepapas]] 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 [[Performer~P100575~Alistair MacLean~alistairmaclean]]'s best-seller was a major box-office hit of 1961; less successful was the pared-down 1977 sequel, [[Feature~V18172~Force Ten From Navarone~force10fromnavarone]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 22, 1961

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bill Warrington Best Special Effects 1961 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Dimitri Tiomkin Best Original Score 1961 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dimitri Tiomkin Best Drama or Comedy Score 1961 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association J. Lee Thompson Best Director 1961 Nominee
Directors Guild of America J. Lee Thompson Best Director 1961 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences J. Lee Thompson Best Director 1961 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Carl Foreman Best Adapted Screenplay 1961 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Carl Foreman Best Picture 1961 Nominee

Cast

Gregory Peck
as Capt. Keith Mallory
David Niven
as Corporal Miller
Anthony Quinn
as Col. Andrea Stavrov
Stanley Baker
as CPO Butcher Brown
Anthony Quayle
as Maj. Roy Franklin
Richard Harris
as Squadron Leader Barnsby
James Darren
as Pvt. Spiro Pappadimos
Irene Papas
as Maria Pappadimos
Gia Scala
as Anna
Bryan Forbes
as Cohn
Allan Cuthbertson
as Maj. Baker
Michael Trubshawe
as Maj. Weaver
Percy Herbert
as Grogan
George Mikell
as Sessler
Walter Gotell
as Muesel
Tutte Lemkow
as Nicholai
Norman Wooland
as Patrol's Captain
James Robertson Justice
as Narrator: Jensen

Crew

J. Lee Thompson
Director
Carl Foreman
Producer
Carl Foreman
Screenwriter
Alistair MacLean
Book Author
Oswald Morris
Cinematographer
Dimitri Tiomkin
Composer (Music Score)
Dimitri Tiomkin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Francis Webster
Songwriter
Alfred Perry
Songwriter
Geoffrey Drake
Production Designer
Maurice Fowler
Set Designer
Olga Lehmann
Costume Designer
Wally Veevers
Special Effects
Bill Warrington
Special Effects
Peter Yates
First Assistant Director
Wally Schneiderman
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