The Longest Day
On June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3,000,000 men, 11,000 planes and 4,000 ships, comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black & white version, "The Longest Day" is a vivid, hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast, and told from the perspectives of both sides, it is a fascinating look at the massive preparations, mistakes and random battles in history. Winner of two Oscars (special effects and cinematography), "The Longest Day" ranks as one of Hollywood's truly great war films.
Directed ByKen Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Darryl F. Zanuck, Gerd Oswald
Written ByCornelius Ryan, James Jones, David Pursall, Romain Gary, Jack Seddon
Produced ByDarryl F. Zanuck
CastGeorges Riviere, Curt Jurgens, Christopher Lee, Francoise Rosay, Dewey Martin, Donald Houston, Edmond O'Brien, Georges Wilson, Heinz Spitzner, Dietmar Schonherr, Hans Christian Blech, Fernand Ledoux, Fred Dur, Howard Marion-Crawford, Henry Grace, Henry Fonda, Heinz Reincke, Gert Frobe, George Segal, Eugene Deckers, Jack Hedley, Irina Demick, Jean Servais, Jeffrey Hunter, Jo D'Avra, John Robinson, John Meillon, John Gregson, John Crawford, John Wayne, Karl John, Leo Genn, Leslie Phillips, Kenneth More, Louis Mounier, Mark Damon, Kurt Meisel, Kurt Pecher, Madeleine Renaud, Maurice Poli, Michael Medwin, Michael Hinz, Mel Ferrer, Nicholas Stuart, Patrick Barr, Paul Edwin Roth, Paul Hartmann, Peter Van Eyck, Norman Rossington, Peter Helm, Peter Lawford, Ray Danton, Rainer Penkert, Robert Freitag, Robert Mitchum, Richard Todd, Richard Wattis, Richard Munch, Ruth Hausmeister, Sal Mineo, Ron Randell, Robert Wagner, Roddy McDowall, Robert Ryan, Rod Steiger, Sean Connery, Stuart Whitman, Sian Phillips, Simon Lack, Steve Forrest, Trevor Reid, Tom Tryon, Werner Hinz, Wolfgang Lukschy, Wolfgang Preiss, Alice Tissot, Alexander Knox, Christian Marquand, Daniel Gelin, Eddie Albert, Paul Anka, Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Richard Beymer, Bourvil, Richard Burton, Red Buttons