The Guns of Navarone (1961), starring Gregory Peck, is based on the World War II novel by Alistair MacLean. It concerns an Allied team of 'cut throats' whose objective is to penetrate enemy territory and destroy a critical military insallation. It was a huge box office hit and the highest grossing film of 1961.
You Only Live Twice (1967) was the fifth James Bond film. It starred Sean Connery. The screenplay was written by Roald Dahl.