The Longest Day

  • Film
  • Drama
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Three main directors (plus Darryl Zanuck and Gerd Oswald filling in), five writers (including Romain Gary and James Jones), a block-buster source novel by Cornelius Ryan, and one of the biggest all-star casts of all time (many of them with damn all to do) make this one of the last true war epics. High on noise, spectacle and heroism as the Allies invade Normandy, generally strong on performances and humour, but still over-long and laden with the usual national stereotypes.

Release details

Duration: 180 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki
Screenwriter: Cornelius Ryan
Cast: John Wayne
Robert Mitchum
Henry Fonda
Robert Ryan
Mel Ferrer
Robert Wagner
Eddie Albert
Edmond O'Brien
Richard Burton
Kenneth More
Peter Lawford
Richard Todd
Leo Genn
Jean-Louis Barrault
Curd J├╝rgens
Hans Christian Blech
Peter Van Eyck
Rod Steiger
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