Producer Carl Foreman specialised in downbeat movies questioning the nature of wartime heroism. But the on-going debates about the morality of warfare that are scattered through this Alistair MacLean adaptation only serve to drag out the action climaxes, in which our WWII heroes take out two big gun-posts on a Turkish cliff. Lots of studio rock-climbing, and everybody gets very wet.
Cast and crew
J Lee Thompson
Gregory Peck David Niven Anthony Quinn Stanley Baker Anthony Quayle James Darren Irene Papas James Robertson Justice Richard Harris