The Guns of Navarone Author:Alistair MacLean "These are the men who were chosen to silence The Guns of Navarone: Captain Keith Mallory (Gregory Peck), Andrea (Anthony Quinn), Dusty Miller (David Niven). These three men plus: Andy Stevens and Casey Brown make up the crew that tries to succeed where the entire Navy had failed!"
I think I first read this in junior high. That's when I started reading MacLean. I think it's hilarious that for the movie, they changed Dusty Miller to being British, instead of American as he was written. Usually it's the other way around in books-to-films. Anyway, the classic story is really quite tense and it's one of those great, long-lost "ripping yarns." Bravo!