Variety - 11/29/1978
"...High adventure, suspense and a touch of humor....The moods of fear, brooding danger, soaring expectations, and also of sheer scenic beauty, are exquisitely portrayed by the camera work of Challis..."
The survivors of Navarone have been given a new, and even more difficult assignment--they must destroy a huge bridge located deep in the Balkans. However, in their midst is a traitor who betrays them to the enemy, and nearly succeeds in foiling their plans.
Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:
Robert Shaw (The Deep, Jaws) and Harrison Ford (The Fugitive, Air Force One) star as fearless World War II commandos in this thrilling follow-up to The Guns of Navarone. Directed by Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger) and adapted to the screen by Robin Chapman (screenplay) and Academy AwardŽ winner* Carl Foreman (screen story), it's a large-scale action-adventure saga with "remarkable special effects" (Los Angeles Times), a powerful cast and "one hair-breadth escape after another" (Newsweek). In the darkest days of World War II, Hitler's armies are storming through Europe, annihilating all opposition in their path. But US Colonel Barnsby (Ford) plots to strike a crippling blow to the brutal Nazi forces. To succeed, he'll need the help of the most skilled and lethal soldiers in the world: the Force 10 squad, fresh from itstriumphant mission at Navarone. *1957: Adapted Screenplay, The Bridge on the River Kwai
Although "Force 10 From Navarone" in not a sequel to 1961's "The Guns of Navarone", it features two characters from the earlier classic. This time the action is set in the Balkans, where the British daredevils are sent to destroy a bridge important to the German offensive. They are led by a young American Colonel and joined by Tito's Yugoslav partisans.
Nazi Germany |
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World War II