The Guns of Navarone

1961, War/Drama, 2h 37m

25 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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Bolstered by a cast of memorable stars and an impressive sense of scale, The Guns of the Navarone fires with vivid characterization and entertaining spectacle. Read critic reviews

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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 & Crew

Gregory Peck
Capt. Keith Mallory
David Niven
Cpl. John Anthony Miller
Anthony Quinn
Col. Andrea Stavros
Stanley Baker
Pvt. 'Butcher' Brown
Anthony Quayle
Maj. Roy Franklin
James Darren
Pvt. Spyros Pappadimos
Irene Papas
Maria Pappadimos
James Robertson Justice
Commodore Jensen, Prologue Narrator
Richard Harris
Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby RAAF
Leon Becker
Associate Producer
Cecil F. Ford
Associate Producer
Dimitri Tiomkin
Original Music
Oswald Morris
Cinematography
Alan Osbiston
Film Editing
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  • Jul 27, 2021
    Pretty exciting WW2 action thriller: a special Brit team have to infiltrate and take out a well-protected Nazi gun installation that's on a Grecian isle. Gregory Peck, David Niven, Irene Papas and Anthony Quinn ramp up the tension between them in this standard action tale - but Quinn is particularly exceptional. Scenic locales and the local peasantry add color and flavor, making the work nearly a tourist trek. Not bad stuff and time passes fairly quickly.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 09, 2015
    One of the classic Columbia pictures. Much like Bridge on the River Kwai, Guns on the Navarone is about some tough guys blowing up a big thing. While Kwai focuses on the obsessive British pride surrounding the construction of the bridge, Navarone is more a straightforward heist movie with a broader and badder cast of characters. A great film with a great big climax, but I find some useless baggage just as the film enters its second half,, which serves almost exclusively to remind us that Gregory Peck is a soldier and a decision maker, which is a conclusion the film leads us to early on anyway.
    Paris S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 04, 2013
    A very entertaining WWII movie that seems to be one of the last of a continuous set of films that came out post-war. The story is aided by singling out one very specific but important mission in a very specific but important place. Peck is fantastic as the man in charge.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 01, 2013
    A group of soldiers must blow up a bank of guns in order to get a strategic advantage in WWII. This film starts out as a basic "guys on a mission" movie, a propagandistic glory epic typical of post-WWII cinema. Toward the beginning, the indomitable Gregory Peck might as well be the swaggering John Wayne, and David Niven could be the wise-cracking Lee Marvin in Cat Ballou. But as the plot thickens and we get to know the characters, the film grows a soul. The efficacy of violence and the cold-heartedness of Mallory become relevant social themes in lieu of performative bad-assery. Miller (Niven's character) serves as the film's conscience, and no one can have a more articulate conscience than the voice and wit of David Niven. It takes a while, but questioning these characters' ethics serves to deepen the film's effectiveness. Overall, "guys on a mission" films can be trite and uninteresting, but this one rises above its genre by the end.
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