From the pen of famed British adventure novelist Alistair MacLean came one of the most memorable adventure films from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Set during WWII, this literal cliff-hanger centers upon a group of saboteurs who must make their way to the top of an occupied Greek mountain and disable a pair of enormous cannons that are sinking every Allied ship, a mission with chances of survival that are infinitesimally slim. The cast was headed by a trio of superstars: Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn. (A young Richard Harris has a small role in the beginning.) J. Lee Thompson filmed it on location on the Greek isle of Rhodes, from a script by producer Carl Foreman. The film received seven Oscar® nominations, including Best Picture, though it won only for its unforgettable special effects.