The Longest Day

The Longest Day

DVD - 1990
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Re-enacts the military operation of D-Day from four points of view--the workings of the high commands of the American, English, French, and German forces in their battle scheme for Normandy. Largely filmed on actual invasion sites in France.
Edition: Widescreen format
Copyright Date: ©1962.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (175 mins.) :,sound, black & white ;,12 cm.

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The best epic war movie, except for "Lawrence of Arabia," and "The Bridge on the River Kwai." It should come as no surprise that a movie titled "The Longest Day" is a long movie, but not nearly as long as it was for the guys who were there. Think how long it was for Captain During, you'll notice his boots were on the wrong feet all day. The Observer says, check it out. And one other thing, about the cast list above, "Walter WOTTITZ?" You gotta be kidding me!

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KAREN S HARRIS
Jul 21, 2019

Longest Day & longest movie. I didn't even try to watch the 2nd disc. Was great to see some of the old stars of the day & future careers they had. Some surprises: Sal Mineo, Paul Anka, Red Buttons, Robert Wagner & a very young Sean Connery to name a few. Interesting but way too long

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lukasevansherman
Feb 15, 2019

Super producer Daryl F. Zanuck brings together dozens of stars and multiple directors to tell the epic story of D-Day. There are multiple storylines, the drawback of which no actor is in it for very long, even big stars like John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, and a pre-Bond Sean Connery. As I was reading the credits, I was like, "Wait, Paul Anka was in this? And Sal Mineo? And Arletty?!" Despite being older, the battle sequences are still impressive, if not as graphically intense as "Saving Private Ryan." It does try to tell the story from multiple perspectives (American, English, German, French), which is somewhat unique. It's uneven, but it is, of course, a sweeping, compelling story.

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Amy43054
Feb 05, 2017

One of the greatest war movies on world war 2 ever made. I rate this to those who don't mind cussing,blood,and lots of guns,gunfire, and death

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akirakato
Jan 13, 2017

This is a 1962 epic war drama based on Cornelius Ryan's book "The Longest Day (1959)."
The film depicts the D-Day landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944, during World War II.
It was directed by Ken Annakin (British and French exteriors), Andrew Marton (American exteriors), and Bernhard Wicki (German scenes).
Although it is based on the book, this film appears like an action-packed documentary without glorified episodes.

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JackPurcell
Apr 12, 2015

Anyone with an interest in learning about the relatively minor role played by Britain and the US in the war against Germany will probably learn a lot from this movie about the Normandy invasion. It was done in 1962 when all the major actors at least remembered the actual event. The movie is almost a study in big name actors of the mid-20th Century in addition to being a middling protrayal of a smaller piece of the war than Americans and Brits care to admit.

JillAnneColeman Jun 23, 2014

This is one of the BEST depictions of the D-Day Invasion. The details of the English, Canadian, French & German sides to the whole day's battle. A very good account of the History of WWII.

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garycornell
Jun 04, 2014

If you like war movies and ones that are all true, this is a great movie. Henry Fonda leads the cast of US Navy generals. It is one of his better film roles. A sure five stars!!!

aaa5756 Jul 17, 2013

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. Well worth the price of admission to any theater

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Monolith
Mar 15, 2013

Tremendous dramatization of D-Day from 20th Century Fox creator Darryl F. Zanuck, based on Cornelius Ryan's novel. Huge, HUGE cast of top billed talent, and three individual directors for the British, American, and German sequences. God bless the Allied veterans for their bravery and sacrifice, and for the freedoms we enjoy today because of them. A fine film of a singular event of incomprehensible guts that crushed a tyranny. FIVE STARS.

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Richard Burton as David Campbell: He's dead, I'm wounded, and you're lost. I guess it's always like that in war.

aaa5756 Mar 15, 2013

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” -Franklin D Roosevelt

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“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

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Monolith
Mar 15, 2013

Radio Announcer (transmitting a coded message to the French Resistance): "Wounds my heart with a monotonous languor."

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Monolith
Mar 15, 2013

Major General Gunther Blumentritt: "This is history. We are living an historical moment. We are going to lose the war because our glorious Führer has taken a sleeping pill and is not to be awakened. Sometimes I wonder which side God is on."

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Monolith
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Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort (addressing his troops): "Your assignment tonight is strategic. You can't give the enemy a break. Send him to Hell."

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