The Guns of Navarone (1961) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Alexander Mackendrick and J. Lee Thompson and produced by Carl Foreman, Cecil F. Ford and Leon Becker.
Academy Awards 1961 --- Ceremony Number 34 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Director||J. Lee Thompson||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Alan Osbiston||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Dimitri Tiomkin||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Carl Foreman, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Carl Foreman||Nominated|
The Guns of Navarone (1961)By Beatrice on Jul 14, 2017 From Flickers in Time
The Guns of Navarone ? Directed by J. Lee Thompson Written by Carl Foreman from a novel by Alastair MacLean 1961/USA Columbia Pictures Corp/Highroad Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental This is a solid war movie with a fantastic cast and lots of explosions. Mallory (Gregory Peck) is a multi-... Read full article
The Guns of NavaroneBy Alyson on Mar 12, 2010 From The Best Picture Project
Action and adventure await six men on a dangerous mission to destroy the two powerful guns on German occupied Navarone.? These guns control the fate of the seas and nearby Greek islands, including one full of trapped British troops.? No one can get to or leave the island, not even by plane and more ... Read full article
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Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby RAAF: I'll be specific! As you can plainly see, it was ruddy awful. But we'd love to go back. Wouldn't we, boys?
[His boys give several loud cheers]
Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby RAAF: Just as soon as we can! BUT - we've got one condition. We want the joker who thought this one up to come with us. And when we get there, we're gonna shove him out at ten thousand feet - without a parachute.
Sessler: [indicating the wounded Franklin] Where are the explosives? I want an answer now, otherwise I shall personally rearrange this officer's splints.
Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby RAAF: First, you've got that bloody old fortress on top of that bloody cliff. Then you've got the bloody cliff overhang. You can't even see the bloody cave, let alone the bloody guns. And anyway, we haven't got a bloody bomb big enough to smash that bloody rock. And that's the bloody truth, sir.
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James Darren was cast as Private Spyros Pappadimos in hopes it would get him out of the "teen idol" stage. However, the sequel to 'Gidget' came out later in the year, starring James Darren as Moondoggie.
Gregory Peck declined to attempt an English accent in order to play Captain Mallory.
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