The Longest Day

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The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, the US, Britain, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day"

  1. Cornelius Ryan

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Andrew Marton


  3. Ken Annakin


  4. Bernhard Wicki


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  1. Eddie Albert

    Eddie Albert

    Col. Thompson

  2. Paul Anka

    Paul Anka

    U.S. Army Ranger

  3. Arletty


    Madame Barrault

  4. Jean-Louis Barrault

    Jean-Louis Barrault

    Father Louis Roulland

  5. Richard Beymer

    Richard Beymer

    Pvt. Dutch Schultz

  6. Hans Christian Blech

    Hans Christian Blech

    Maj. Werner Pluskat

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 58m

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • October 3, 1962
    G, Theatrical



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