Watched: 11 February

Better than your average WWII adventure, although considering Gregory Peck is such a charismatic actor his stoic hero here is a little dreary – certainly when standing next to fellow gun-destroyers David Niven and Anthony Quinn, anyway. I grew up watching big war movies with stellar casts like this, and I’d say it’s up there with the likes of Where Eagles Dare – if a little predictable at times. (****)