The Longest Day
Time Out saysThree 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.
Cast and crew
Robert Wagner, Eddie Albert, Edmond O'Brien, Richard Burton, Kenneth More, Peter Lawford, Richard Todd, Leo Genn, Bourvil, Jean-Louis Barrault, Arletty, Curd Jürgens, Hans Christian Blech, Peter Van Eyck, Mel Ferrer, Robert Ryan, John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Rod Steiger