The Guns of Navarone (1961)

TV-PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama

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A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.




  • Gregory Peck and Anthony Quayle in The Guns of Navarone (1961)
  • Anthony Quinn and James Darren in The Guns of Navarone (1961)
  • Irene Papas in The Guns of Navarone (1961)
  • David Niven and Gregory Peck in The Guns of Navarone (1961)
  • James Darren in The Guns of Navarone (1961)
  • David Niven and Gregory Peck in The Guns of Navarone (1961)

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19 August 2000 | Cantoris-2
Never forgot it
I saw this film with my father at an outdoor theater when it first appeared.

Remember those?

When those two German cannons stretched across the screen, they must have been at least eighty feet long. The special effects of films in those days might have been primitive compared to now, but those days had a trick or two up their sleeve to make the most of them, that we can no longer experience.

And outdoor theaters might as have well have been invented and built for this movie. I can't remember a more suspenseful cinematic experience in my whole life-- or a more dramatic night out with Dad. I was glad that he was there, just a reassuring foot or two away, in case the terror became unbearable.

So it surprised me to learn here that Guns of Navarone appeared only in 1961. That would make me twelve or thirteen years old, not eight. If I remember it so vividly, how could I be so wrong about the time? Perhaps this is further testimony to its impact-- how small and vulnerable it can make one feel in its sweep of events.

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Action | Adventure | Drama | War


Release Date:

28 April 1961


English, Greek, German, Latin

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Ile de Gorée, Dakar, Senegal

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

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