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?. A previous attempt to destroy the guns on Navarone had failed. They climb a cliff, which was thought to be impossible to climb. When the hoist reaches Miller's trigger, the hidden explosives set off the surrounding shells in a huge explosion that destroys the guns and the entire fortress. However, since key scenes with Niven remained incomplete at that time, and it was doubtful whether he would be able to return to finish the film, the entire production was in jeopardy. Storyline: The Guns of Navarone 1961 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.
Mallory and Miller, returning home, observe the aftermath of their success from a destroyer. Some further scenes were shot on the islands of , near , and , in the. Mallory, the leader of the group, tells the two guards to care for Franklin while the others continued on their mission. For every step forward, they wind up paying for it. Mallory reluctantly prepares to execute Anna as a precaution against detection, but Maria shoots her instead. The mission is continually dogged by German soldiers and the group is eventually captured in the town of Mandrakos by Muesel while trying to find a doctor for Franklin whose leg is infected with.
Spyros dies in a stand-off with a German officer, and Brown from being stabbed during the boat theft. The film was directed by. A complication arose when it was found that , whose character was supposed to be fluent in German, could not speak the language convincingly. A team of Allied commandos sail to Navarone in their attempt to destroy the guns themselves. Meanwhile, Franklin receives treatment and gives the Germans false information. Lee Thompson have sired a winner.
However, they reach the island without incident. The book and the film share the same basic plot: the efforts of an unit to destroy a seemingly impregnable German that threatens Allied naval ships in the. They rendezvous with two local resistance fighters, Spyros' sister Maria and her friend Anna , who was once captured and tortured by the Germans before escaping. The team put together here couldn't be more incongruent with each other. The Royal Navy is unable to perform a rescue mission because of a large number of guns situated on a nearby island named Navarone.
After their ship is wrecked by the storm, they lose some of their equipment. The saboteur was eventually killed. Franklin, one of the commandos, is injured and later falls ill due to infection. 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. Let me also confess that I was held more or less spellbound all the way through this many-colored rubbish. Miller plants explosives on the guns and prepares a large booby trap below an , with a trigger device set into the hoist's track. After a battle with the Germans, the guns are destroyed with the leftover explosives.
The screenplay, adapted by producer , made significant changes from the novel by. In due course, Franklin is injected with and gives up Mallory's misinformation. The group find out that the cliff is guarded. The film's maps were created by , a British team best known for their animated films. The guns are radar-directed and attack British ships at sea. The film stars , and , along with , , , , and. Meanwhile, Mallory and Miller infiltrate the gun emplacement, but set off an alarm when they seal the doors behind them.
The Greek island of provided locations and Quinn was so taken with the area that he bought land there in an area still called Anthony Quinn Bay. Though the sequel was a modest success, it did not match the original critically or commercially. Later in the voyage, Mallory confides to Franklin that Stavrou had sworn to kill him after the war, because Mallory was inadvertently responsible for the deaths of Stavrou's wife and children. . The team splits up: Mallory and Miller go for the guns, Stavrou and Spyros create distractions in town, assisted by local residents, and Maria and Brown steal a boat for their escape. After shipwrecking on Navarone's coast during a storm, the experienced Mallory leads the team in a climb up the cliff. Mallory and Miller continue to attack the guns while two of their fellow commandos distract the people of a nearby town.
Voice actor dubbed all of Peck's German dialogue for the film. His theme became a popular instrumental with several including by. Be it in blood, moral anguish, or pain, no one comes out of this mission unchanged or unscathed. The question of whether or not the team is going to pull it off is, for once, not as simple as many other simple-minded movies have made it. A wounded Stavrou is also able to reach the sea and is helped aboard by Mallory, thus resolving the blood feud between them.
However, Niven was able to complete his scenes some weeks later. Upon infiltrating the village of Navarone, however, Miller discovers most of his explosives have been sabotaged and deduces that Anna is the culprit. Rescue by the is prevented by two massive -directed on fictional nearby. As Mallory had hoped, most forces leave the fortress to counter the expected coastal attack. Disguised as Greek fishermen, the commandos seize a German boat and eventually kill all on board before sinking it.
As the Allied destroyers trying to rescue the trapped British troops appear, the Germans begin to fire—and begin hoisting in more ammunition. Reshooting key scenes throughout the film with some other actor—and even abandoning the whole project to collect the insurance were contemplated. They escape in German uniforms, leaving Franklin behind to receive medical attention. Several members of the visited the set the day the Mandrakos cafe scene was filmed and appear in the background as extras. Miller, a corporal in the commandos, discovers that a German saboteur was behind the sabotage. When aerial bombing efforts fail, Intelligence gathers a unit to infiltrate Navarone and destroy the guns.