A team of allied saboteurs 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.

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  1. Alistair MacLean


  2. J. Lee Thompson


  3. Carl Foreman


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  1. Gregory Peck

    Gregory Peck

    Capt. Keith Mallory

  2. David Niven

    David Niven

    Cpl. Miller

  3. Anthony Quinn

    Anthony Quinn

    Col. Andrea Stavros

  4. Stanley Baker

    Stanley Baker

    Pvt. 'Butcher' Brown

  5. Anthony Quayle

    Anthony Quayle

    Maj. Roy Franklin

  6. James Darren

    James Darren

    Pvt. Spyros Pappadimos

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 38m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $28,900,000.00

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Release Information

  • June 22, 1961
    NR, Theatrical



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