Cinema: Those Poor Devils

The Guns of Navarone (Highroad; Columbia), a World War II military exercise of the those-poor-devils-haven't-got-a-chance school, is the most enjoyable consignment of baloney in months. The mission that cannot be pulled off is the spiking of two enormous German guns before a lost British battalion can be evacuated from an Aegean island. The man who can pull it off is Gregory Peck. "Why me?" asks Peck, his deer's eyes regarding his gruff, lovable old commander (James Robertson Justice) with reproach. "Well," the G.L.O.C. answers reasonably, "you speak German like a German, Greek like...

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