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An outstanding cast of iconic stars. I am so grateful for the men and women who sacrificed their lives for my liberties. The more I learn about our history the more gratitude I have. Make sure you watch the Special Features (Disc 3) to hear the obstacles overcome to make the film and interviews with the soldiers who were there and what they think of the film.
A 1962 stupendous war tale with 48 great actors that is well conceived and executed!
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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
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.
By far this is one of the best 'epic' movies Hollywood has ever produced; everyone and his dog is in this film and the fact that it's just the events shown from both sides is brilliant- there's none of the usual tripe of US war films. The Longest Day is up there with Bridge on the River Kwai, Battle of Britain, A Bridge Too Far, and Letters from Iwo Jima.
A marvelously well done movie-really shows the tragic happenings of World War II. John Wayne really portrays the strength of a general! I like in the beginning they have germans actually speaking in german! So many movies have different nationalities speaking English when it is not historically correct! This movie is worth the three hours! :) Great ending. Wow.
There were many movies which were showing invasion to normandy of occupied Frace but this is one of them showing what happened on omaha beach without exaggeration. Everytime I watch this movie, I'm proud of our grandpas who fought against Nazi Germany. This movie also shows views from German officers on omaha beach and at headquaters. I love this movie because of this.