The Longest Day

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Detailed chronicle of the Allied forces' D-Day assault on the beaches of Normandy in 1944. Great war epic was nominated for Best Picture Academy Award!
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Detailed chronicle of the Allied forces' D-Day assault on the beaches of Normandy in 1944. Great war epic was nominated for Best Picture Academy Award!

Original Release

09/25/1962

Cast

Henry Fonda Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
John Wayne Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
Red Buttons Pvt. John Steele
Richard Burton Flying Officer David Campbell
Robert Mitchum Brig. Gen. Norman Cota
Sean Connery Pvt. Flanagan
Eddie Albert Col. Thompson
Paul Anka U.S. Army Ranger
Arletty Madame Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault Father Louis Roulland
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck

Writers

Erich Maria Remarque, Noël Coward, Romain Gary, James Jones, Cornelius Ryan, David Pursall, Jack Seddon

Cast

Henry Fonda Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
John Wayne Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
Red Buttons Pvt. John Steele
Richard Burton Flying Officer David Campbell
Robert Mitchum Brig. Gen. Norman Cota
Sean Connery Pvt. Flanagan
Eddie Albert Col. Thompson
Paul Anka U.S. Army Ranger
Arletty Madame Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault Father Louis Roulland
Richard Beymer Pvt. Dutch Schultz
Hans Christian Blech Maj. Werner Pluskat
Bourvil Mayor of Colleville
Wolfgang Büttner Maj. Gen. Dr. Hans Speidel
Ray Danton Capt. Frank
Pauline Carton Maid
Armin Dahlen Blumentritt's Adjutant
Mark Damon Pvt. Harris
Richard Dawson British Soldier
Irina Demick Janine Boitard

Producers

Editors

Samuel E. Beetley

1963 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1963 Oscar Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Won
1963 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Nominated
1963 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1963 Oscar Best Effects, Special Effects Won
1963 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1963 Golden Globe Best Cinematography - Black and White Won
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