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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.

7.6
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Directed by

J. Lee Thompson

Written by

Carl Foreman (Screenplay)
Alistair MacLean (Novel)

Runtime

158 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

The Greatest High Adventure Ever Filmed!

Cast

Keywords

world war ii based on novel or book army allies fort

Photos

Lists

#89 on AFI's 100 years...100 thrills AFI

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar for Best Effects, Special Effects

Oscar nomination for Best Sound John Cox

Oscar nomination for Best Director

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Dimitri Tiomkin