Director: J. Lee Thompson - Director/Actor/Screenwriter
Theatrical Release: 1961
Rated: PG (MPAA)
Length: 157 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
One of the great war movies of all time, with an all star cast, and a gripping plot--based on the Alistair MacLean novel. A commando team is sent to a Greek Island to destroy the giant guns of World War II Germany which are controlling a strategic channel in the Aegean Sea. This was a groundbreaker in the Special Effects department, too. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best (Adapted) Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Special Effects.;
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Gia Scala - Italian Actress
"...The film got an Oscar for special effects, and now you can see why once again via this wide-screen gem..."
"...[A] rip-roaring boys' own adventure..."
3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t still oozes quality as a classily directed war movie."
Academy Awards Best Sound Effects Winner 1961
Academy Awards Best Special Effects Winner 1961