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An all-star cast enlists for this epic recreation of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture. Academy Awards: Best (Black-and-White) Cinematography.
1962 - Academy Awards - Best Sound Effects Winner
1962 - Academy Awards - Best Special Effects Winner
1962 - Academy Awards - Best Cinematography Winner
Ted Haworth - Production Designer
Edward Haworth - Production Designer
Edward S. Haworth - Production Designer
Andrew Marton - Director/1950s-60s
Maurice Jarre - Composer, GHOST (1990)
Bernhard Wicki - Actor/Director/Screenwriter
Bernhardt Wicki - Actor/Director/Screenwriter
Darryl F. Zanuck - Studio Head, Producer, Source Writer, Director
Darryl Francis Zanuck - Studio Head, Producer, Source Writer, Director
Ken Annakin - British Director/Screenwriter
Robert Mitchum - American Actor, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)
Bob Mitchum - American Actor, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)
John Wayne - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Marion Michael Morrison - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Duke Morrison - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Henry Fonda - Oscar winning actor, ON GOLDEN POND
Heny Jaynes Fonda - Oscar winning actor, ON GOLDEN POND
Richard Burton - Welsh Actor, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, CLEOPATRA
Richard Walter Jenkins Jr. - Welsh Actor, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, CLEOPATRA
Paul Anka - Canadian Composer/Singer
Red Buttons - Oscar-winning actor/comedian, SAYONARA
Aaron Chwatt - Oscar-winning actor/comedian, SAYONARA
David Pursall - Screenwriter
Jack Seddon - Screenwriter- The Longest Day
Henri Persin - Director Of Photography\"The Longest Day"
Samuel E. Beetley - Editor
James Jones - American Novelist
Leon Barsacq - Art Director/Set Designer
Romain Gary - French Writer
Guy Tabary - Aerial Photography
Jean Bourgoin - Dp - "Mon Oncle"
Yves Bourgoin - Dp - "Mon Oncle"
Georges Bourgoin - Dp - "Mon Oncle"
Gerd Oswald - TV/Film Director/In USA
Robert Wagner - American actor, HART TO HART, AUSTIN POWERS
Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Thomas Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Vincent Korda - British Production Designer
Walter Wottitz - American Cinematographer
An all-star cast enlists for this epic recreation of the Allied invasion of Normandy that took place on June 6, 1944. The film dramatises the viewpoints of the French, English, German, and American soldiers. Featured actors include John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, and many more.
Shot in CinemaScope.
"...Incredible scope and sweep....Fast-moving, dramatically on-target, and searingly realistic..." -- Rating: B+ - 06/03/1994 Entertainment Weekly, p.64
"...The all-star DAY holds up as a respectable portrayal of the event..." - 11/05/1999 USA Today, p.6E
"...John Sturges' robust POW actioner follows the template he set with THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN... .It's turns from Dickie Attenborough and David McCallum that provide the heart..." - 07/01/2003 Total Film, p.136
"This stunningly realised 1962 restaging of D-Day is the last great war epic." - 07/01/2004 Uncut, p.142
"[I]t's hard not to admire the logistical ingenuity with which Darryl Zanuck put together a production of this size." - 08/01/2004 Sight and Sound, p.77
"THE LONGEST DAY features a massive all-star cast in its re-creation of the Allied invasion at Normandy Beach during World War II." - 06/01/2006 Widescreen Review, p.71