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The Longest Day (1962)

G 178 min - Action, Drama, History, War - 25 September 1962
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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"

Director:  Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki
Stars:  Eddie Albert, Paul Anka, Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Richard Beymer, Hans Christian Blech, Bourvil, Richard Burton, Wolfgang Büttner, Red Buttons, Sean Connery, Ray Danton, Pauline Carton, Armin Dahlen, Mark Damon, Richard Dawson, Irina Demick, Fred Dur, Fabian, Mel Ferrer, Frank Finlay, Henry Fonda, Steve Forrest, Bernard Fox, Robert Freitag, Bernard Fresson, Gert Fröbe, Lutz Gabor, Arnold Gelderman, Leo Genn, Harold Goodwin, Walter Gotell, Henry Grace, John Gregson, Clément Harari, Paul Hartmann, Ruth Hausmeister, Jack Hedley, Michael Hinz, Werner Hinz, Donald Houston, Jeffrey Hunter, Karl John, Curd Jürgens, Til Kiwe, Alexander Knox, Peter Lawford, Wolfgang Lukschy, Christian Marquand, Roddy McDowall, Sal Mineo, Robert Mitchum, Kenneth More, Richard Münch, Edmond O'Brien, Leslie Phillips, Wolfgang Preiss, Heinz Reincke, Madeleine Renaud, Robert Ryan, Dietmar Schönherr, Ernst Schröder, George Segal, Jean Servais, Hans Söhnker, Rod Steiger, Richard Todd, Tom Tryon, Peter van Eyck, Vicco von Bülow, Robert Wagner, John Wayne, Stuart Whitman

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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"



Tagline: This is the day that changed the world... When history held its breath.

Genres: Action, Drama, History, War

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, French, German
Release Date:  25 September 1962

Box Office

Budget:  $10,000,000
Revenue:  $50,100,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Darryl F. Zanuck Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 58 min

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


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