The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, 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. Ken Annakin


  3. Andrew Marton


  4. Bernhard Wicki


Top Billed Cast

  1. Henry Fonda

    Henry Fonda

    Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt jr.

  2. Robert Mitchum

    Robert Mitchum

    Brig. Gen. Norman Cota

  3. John Wayne

    John Wayne

    Col. Benjamin Vandervoort

  4. Richard Burton

    Richard Burton

    Flying Officer David Campbell

  5. Curd J├╝rgens

    Maj. Gen. Gunther Blumentritt

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The Longest Day
The Longest Day


Status Released

Release Information

  • October 3, 1962


    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 58m

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue $50,100,000.00



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