The Guns of Navarone

The Guns of Navarone

DVD - 1961
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Allied sabateurs 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.
Publisher: Culver City, Cal. : Columbia, c1961
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780767821780
0767821785
Branch Call Number: FIC Guns
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (157 min.) : sd., col

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akirakato
Sep 19, 2018

Directed by J. Lee Thompson in 1961 based on Alistair MacLean's 1957 novel, which was inspired by the Battle of Leros during the Dodecanese Campaign of World War II, this British-American war-time drama depicts the efforts of an Allied commando unit to destroy a seemingly impregnable German fortress that threatens Allied naval ships in the Aegean Sea.
With a well-crafted screenplay, this film turns out a fascinating entertaining piece packed with actions and thrills.
I enjoyed it to the hilt.

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richibi
Aug 28, 2018

one of the first such action stories, 1961, this movie is thus historically significant, but too long, too much exposition, worth seeing for film buffs, therefore, but for Gregory Peck especially, who is, as usual, towering

bibliosara May 10, 2018

A great movie, excellent acting by fantastic actors. Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Anthony Quinn headline this Oscar and Golden Globes winning film. The slow moments are well worth watching in order to enjoy the fullness/scope of the story.

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patch666
Aug 19, 2017

Classic !!!!! 420

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15jason
Mar 18, 2017

A true classic.

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vrs1956
Aug 30, 2016

good one

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Liber_vermis
Jul 13, 2016

I read the novel years ago and I quite enjoyed this war action thriller ... but why would the Germans place their monster guns 10m below the level of the access tunnel which makes them awkward to install and slow to serve (by elevator)?

C20T11 Apr 26, 2016

Gregory Peck & Anthony Quinn it doesn't get any better, then add a WWII scenario to the Mix, & You have a Master Piece.!

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garycornell
Jul 01, 2014

Take this movie home! You won't believe how exciting a film can be.

aaa5756 Nov 06, 2012

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

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Liber_vermis
Jul 13, 2016

Commodore Jensen [speaking to his batman Sidney]: "Anything can happen in a war. Slap in the middle of absolute insanity people pull out the most extraordinary resources of ingenuity, courage, self-sacrifice ... Pity we can't beat the problems of peace in the same way, isn't it. It would be so much cheaper for everyone."
Batman Sidney: "I never thought of it in just that way, sir. You're a philosopher,sir."
Comm. Jensen: "No, I'm just the man who has to send people out on [very risky sabotage] jobs like this one."

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