The Longest Day- -
The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, the US, Britain, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day"
Academy Award Nominations and Wins
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Art Direction: Ted Haworth, Leon Barsacq, Vincent Korda; Set Decoration: Gabriel Bechir
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Jean Bourgoin, Walter Wottitz, (Henri Persin) – WON
FILM EDITING — Samuel E. Beetley
BEST PICTURE — Darryl F. Zanuck, Producer
SPECIAL EFFECTS — Visual Effects by Robert MacDonald; Audible Effects by Jacques Maumont – WON