Friday night movie: The Guns of Navarone (1961)

IMDB rating: [7.6/10]


Two powerful German guns control the seas past the Greek island of Navarone making the evacuation of endangered British troops on a neighboring island impossible. Air attack is useless so a team of six Allied and Greek soldiers is put ashore to meet up with partisans to try and dynamite the guns. The mission is perilous enough anyway but are the Germans on the island getting further help too?

Sorry about the annoying subtitles. Also, note that this movie is using American vehicles instead of German vehicles for the tanks and armored cars. They used American M8 Greyhound armored cars instead of German Sd. Kfz. armored cars or even half tracks. Worse than that, they use American M24 Chaffee light tanks instead of Panzer IIIs, Panzer IVs or even Tigers. Very annoying!!!! The Stuka dive bombers were real, though. Oh, well.

Happy Friday!

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One thought on “Friday night movie: The Guns of Navarone (1961)”

  1. Regardless of those technical flubs, this is an excellent war film in script, storytelling and atmosphere. If I had to pick between a film that got all that right and one that got it wrong but told it’s story as well as this film I’d pick the latter every time. Enjoy!


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