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"The Guns of Navarone" Voted Best Film of 1961 in Poll by The Film Daily

Mar. 18, 1962 - “The Guns of Navarone” was voted the best picture of 1961 in the 39th annual poll of movie critics, reviewers and commentators conducted by the trade journal The Film Daily. The action drama of World War II, set in Greece and produced and adapted for the screen by Carl Foreman for release by Columbia, received 187 votes. “The Hustler,” a drama about pool players produced and directed by Robert Rossen for release by 20th Century-Fox, was the runner-up with 167 votes. Other films receiving votes were “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Fanny,” “West Side Story,” “Judgment at Nuremberg,” “The Parent Trap,” “Splendor in the Grass,” and “The Mark.”


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