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The Longest Day
John Wayne and Robert Mitchum




Overview -
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.

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Overview

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.

Awards:
1962 - Academy Awards - Best Sound Effects Winner
1962 - Academy Awards - Best Special Effects Winner
1962 - Academy Awards - Best Cinematography Winner

Main Cast & Crew

Ken Annakin - Director
Andrew Marton - Director
Bernhard Wicki - Director
John Wayne
Robert Mitchum
Henry Fonda
Rod Steiger
Robert Ryan
Peter Lawford
Richard Burton
Richard Beymer
Jeffrey Hunter
Sal Mineo

 

Details

Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray (DVD)
  • Run Time: 179
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 024543957676
  • Genre: War
  • Rating: G
  • Release Date: November 2001

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Action
Big Battles
Classic
World War II
All-Star
Epic
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Essential Cinema

 

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Synopsis:
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.

Notes:
Shot in CinemaScope.

Reviews:
"...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


"[This epic] takes a comprehensive, quasi- documentary-style look at the Battle of Normandy, dramatically depicting the invasion from the perspectives of both Allied and German forces." - 06/03/2004 USA Today

 

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