The Guns of Navarone1961

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The Guns of Navarone
Directed by:
J. Lee Thompson

"The Guns of Navarone" (also known as "Cannoni di Navarone, I", "Kanonen von Navarone, Die") is an Action/Drama/War/Adventure film directed by J. Lee Thompson, and written by Carl Foreman, released on June 22 of 1961 in the USA . Gregory Peck and David Niven are starring, alongside Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle and James Darren.

An impregnable fortress... An invincible army... and the unstoppable commando team.

Who is the director of "The Guns of Navarone":

The Guns of Navarone was directed by J. Lee Thompson, an English director, writer, and producer.

Before making The Guns of Navarone, J. Lee Thompson had directed Wernher von Braun, released in 1960, No Trees in the Street (1959), Tiger Bay (1959), North West Frontier (1959), Ice-Cold in Alex (1958), and Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957). Since, he directed Cape Fear, released in 1962, Taras Bulba (1962), Kings of the Sun (1963), What a Way to Go! (1964), Eye of the Devil (1966), and Mackenna's Gold (1969).

What was the release date of "The Guns of Navarone":

The Guns of Navarone was initially released on Thursday, June 22, 1961, in the United States.. This was fifty-eight (58) years ago.

It has been released on Thursday, April 27, 1961 in the United Kingdom; September, 1961 in France and on Wednesday, September 20, 1961 in Germany.

Who is at the casting of "The Guns of Navarone":

At the casting of The Guns of Navarone we find Gregory Peck, previously seen in On the Beach (1959) and Beloved Infidel (1959); David Niven (Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960), Happy Anniversary (1959)); Anthony Quinn (Portrait in Black (1960), The Savage Innocents (1960)) [ more... ]

  • James Robertson Justice, George Mikell and Albert Lieven also worked together in Mystery Submarine, released in 1963.
  • Walter Gotell and Anthony Quayle, Allan Cuthbertson also appeared in Ice-Cold in Alex, released in 1958.
  • Walter Gotell and Bryan Forbes, Allan Cuthbertson also appeared together in I Was Monty's Double, released in 1958.
  • Gregory Peck, Stanley Baker and James Robertson Justice also worked together in Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N., released in 1951.
  • Tutte Lemkow and David Niven, James Robertson Justice can also be seen in Guns of Darkness, released in 1962.
  • George Mikell, Tutte Lemkow and Albert Lieven also worked together in The Victors, released in 1963.
  • Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn and Bryan Forbes also appeared in The World in His Arms, released in 1952.

What is the Storyline of "The Guns of Navarone":

In 1943 the Axis powers decide that a show of strength might bully neutral Turkey into joining them. Their target is 2,000 British soldiers marooned on the island of Keros in the Aegean Sea. Rescue by the Royal Navy is impossible because of massive radar-directed guns on the nearby island of Navarone. Time is short, because the Germans are expected to launch an assault on the British forces.

Efforts to destroy the guns by aerial bombing have proved fruitless. So that six destroyers can pick up the [...]

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