Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Starring: Anthony Quayle, Anthony Quinn, David Niven, Gregory Peck, Stanley Baker
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
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Corporal Miller: Sir, I've inspected this boat, and I think you ought to know that I can't swim.
Miller rigs his booby trap by attaching the wires from the bomb to a pole down which a metal runner slides, so that when the runner touches the wires it completes the circuit and detonates the bomb. The trouble is, the pole is made of steel, and steel is very conductive indeed. Miller attaches the exposed end of the wire to the pole without any insulation or gap. The circuit will actually be completed when Miller attaches the battery, and he and his booby trap will be blown sky high.
Anthony Quinn was so taken with Rhodes, the location for the movie, that he decided to buy some land there. Particularly a bay formerly known as Vagies Bay, which is still called Anthony Quinn Bay.