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The Longest Day (Sep-1962)

Directors: Ken Annakin; Andrew Marton; Bernhard Wicki

Writer: Cornelius Ryan

Based on a book: The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan

Musical Score Composed and Conducted by: Maurice Jarre

Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Drama, WWII, D-Day

Epic story of D-Day, told from both Allied and German perspectives. Title is taking from Rommel's comment, "The first 24 hours of the invasion will be decisive... For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day." Among the most ambitious war films ever produced, the filming took two years and a budget of $10M. Won Oscars for Best Cinematography and Best Special Effects; received three additional nominations including Best Picture. Watch in widescreen only.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eddie Albert
Actor
22-Apr-1906 26-May-2005 Oliver on Green Acres
Paul Anka
Singer/Songwriter
30-Jul-1941   Put Your Head on My Shoulder
Arletty
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15-May-1898 23-Jul-1992 Les Enfants du paradis
Jean-Louis Barrault
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Richard Beymer
Actor
20-Feb-1938   Tony in West Side Story
Bourvil
Actor
27-Jul-1917 23-Sep-1970 La Grande Vadrouille
Richard Burton
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10-Nov-1925 5-Aug-1984 Nineteen Eighty Four
Red Buttons
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5-Feb-1919 13-Jul-2006 They Shoot Horses Don't They?
Sean Connery
Actor
25-Aug-1930   James Bond
Ray Danton
Actor
19-Sep-1931 11-Feb-1992 The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
Fabian
Singer
6-Feb-1943   50s teen idol, Turn Me Loose
Mel Ferrer
Actor
25-Aug-1917 2-Jun-2008 War and Peace
Henry Fonda
Actor
16-May-1905 12-Aug-1982 12 Angry Men
Steve Forrest
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29-Sep-1924 18-May-2013 S.W.A.T.
Leo Genn
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9-Aug-1905 26-Jan-1978 Quo Vadis
John Gregson
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15-Mar-1919 8-Jan-1975 Genevieve
Jeffrey Hunter
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Curd Jürgens
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Alexander Knox
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16-Jan-1907 25-Apr-1995 Wilson
Peter Lawford
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Fernand Ledoux
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Roddy McDowall
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17-Sep-1928 3-Oct-1998 Planet of the Apes
Sal Mineo
Actor
10-Jan-1939 12-Feb-1976 Dies in Rebel Without A Cause
Robert Mitchum
Actor
6-Aug-1917 1-Jul-1997 Cape Fear
Kenneth More
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20-Sep-1914 12-Jul-1982 The Admirable Crichton
Edmond O'Brien
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10-Sep-1915 9-May-1985 The Great Imposter
Leslie Phillips
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Wolfgang Preiss
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Ron Randell
Actor
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Norman Rossington
Actor
24-Dec-1928 21-May-1999 A Hard Day's Night
Robert Ryan
Actor
11-Nov-1909 11-Jul-1973 Billy Budd
Tommy Sands
Singer
27-Aug-1937   Teenage Crush
George Segal
Actor
13-Feb-1934   Fun with Dick and Jane
Rod Steiger
Actor
14-Apr-1925 9-Jul-2002 In The Heat of the Night
Richard Todd
Actor
11-Jun-1919 3-Dec-2009 The Dam Busters
Tom Tryon
Novelist
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Robert Wagner
Actor
10-Feb-1930   Jonathan Hart on Hart to Hart
Richard Wattis
Actor
25-Feb-1912 1-Feb-1975 English comic actor
John Wayne
Actor
26-May-1907 11-Jun-1979 The Duke
Stuart Whitman
Actor
1-Feb-1926   Cimarron Strip

CAST

Eddie Albert   ...   Col. Thompson
Paul Anka   ...   U.S. Ranger
Arletty   ...   Mme. Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault   ...   Fr. Roulland
Richard Beymer   ...   Pvt. Schultz
Hans Christian Blech   ...   Maj. Werner Pluskat
Bourvil   ...   Mayor of Colleville
Richard Burton   ...   RAF Pilot
Wolfgang Büttner   ...   Maj. Gen. Hans Speidel
Red Buttons   ...   Pvt. John Steele
Pauline Carton   ...   Maid
Sean Connery   ...   Pvt. Flanagan
Ray Danton   ...   Capt. Frank
Irina Demich   ...   Janine Boitard
Fred Dur   ...   U.S. Ranger
Fabian   ...   U.S. Ranger
Mel Ferrer   ...   Maj. Gen. Robert Haines
Henry Fonda   ...   Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt
Steve Forrest   ...   Capt. Harding
Gert Fröbe   ...   Sgt. Kaffeklatsch
Leo Genn   ...   Brig. Gen. Parker
John Gregson   ...   British Padre
Paul Hartmann   ...   Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
Peter Helm   ...   G.I.
Werner Hinz   ...   Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Donald Houston   ...   RAF Pilot
Jeffrey Hunter   ...   Sgt. Fuller
Karl John   ...   Gen. Wolfgang Hager
Curd Jürgens   ...   Maj. Gen. Gunther Blumentritt
Alexander Knox   ...   Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
Peter Lawford   ...   Lord Lovat
Fernand Ledoux   ...   Louis
Christian Marquand   ...   Cmdr. Philippe Kieffer
Dewey Martin   ...   Pvt. Wilder
Roddy McDowall   ...   Pvt. Morris
Michael Medwin   ...   Pvt. Watney
Sal Mineo   ...   Pvt. Martini
Robert Mitchum   ...   Brig. Gen. Norman Cota
Kenneth More   ...   Capt. Colin Maud
Richard Münch   ...   Gen. Erich Marcks
Edmond O'Brien   ...   Gen. Raymond Barton
Leslie Phillips   ...   RAF Officer
Wolfgang Preiss   ...   Maj. Gen. Max Pemsel
Ron Randell   ...   Joe Williams
Madeleine Renaud   ...   Mother Superior
Georges Riviere   ...   Sgt. Guy de Montlaur
Norman Rossington   ...   Pvt. Clough
Robert Ryan   ...   Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
Tommy Sands   ...   U.S. Ranger
George Segal   ...   U.S. Ranger
Jean Servais   ...   Rear Adm. Janjard
Rod Steiger   ...   Destroyer Commander
Richard Todd   ...   Maj. John Howard
Tom Tryon   ...   Lt. Wilson
Peter van Eyck   ...   Lt. Col. Ocker
Robert Wagner   ...   U.S. Ranger
Richard Wattis   ...   British Paratrooper
Stuart Whitman   ...   Lt. Sheen
Georges Wilson   ...   Alexandre Renaud
and
John Wayne   ...   Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort

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