TV-PG | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.
During shooting, Gregory Peck and David Niven became close friends, bonding initially over Peck's ability to consume vast quantities of brandy, which the actors used to "stay warm" while filming in a cold studio tank, without muffing a line. Their families visited each other frequently in later years, and Peck would deliver the eulogy at Niven's funeral.
Greece and the islands of the Aegean Sea have given birth to many myths and legends of war and adventure. And these once-proud stones, these ruined and shattered temples bear witness to the civilization that flourished and then died here and to the ...
After the team has landed on Navarone and scaled the cliff there is a meeting that occurs between Gregory Peck and Stanley Baker regarding Baker's failure to kill one of the Germans that boarded the team's boat on their way to Navarone. Peck refers to Baker's failure as occurring "this afternoon" when, in fact, a night separates the encounter with the German patrol boat and the time of this discussion.
Opening credits prologue: The first day 02.00 Hours An Allied Airfield somewhere in the Middle East
Copies with different colour credits exists. The most common ones proclaiming "Eastmancolor by Pathé" while others says "Technicolor".
English, Greek, German
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