The Longest Day Overview:

The Longest Day (1962) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Ken Annakin and Andrew Marton and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Elmo Williams.

Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Ted Haworth, Leon Barsacq, Vincent Korda; Set Decoration: Gabriel BechirNominated
Best CinematographyJean Bourgoin, Walter Wottitz, (Henri Persin)Won
Best Film EditingSamuel E. BeetleyNominated
Best PictureDarryl F. Zanuck, ProducerNominated
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The Longest Day (1962)

By Beatrice on Aug 15, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Longest Day Directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton and Bernhard Wicki Written by Cornelius Ryan et al from Ryan’s book 1962/USA Darryl F. Zanuck Production/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix Instant Yet another 1962 movie for my “Ten Favorite New-to-Me Fi... Read full article


The Soldier on the Bell Tower in The Longest Day

By Amanda Garrett on Jun 6, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Today marks the 71st anniversary of allied invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944. The 1962 film The Longest Day tells the story of many soldiers and civilians who participated in D-Day, including Pvt. John Steele (above), a paratrooper who is played by Red Buttons in one of the movie's most memorable s... Read full article


The Longest Day: Actors who fought in D-Day

on Jun 6, 2014 From Comet Over Hollywood

Seventy years ago today, Allied forces stormed Omaha Beach in the Normandy Invasion, known as D-Day. A few of those soldiers were established actors?or later pursued a career in Hollywood. Here are a few of those men that served in D-Day: Lt Col David Niven, Royal Marine Commando, Normandy 1944 Davi... Read full article


The Henry Fonda Collection: The Longest Day (1962), The Grapes of Wrath (1940) & Overall Thoughts – Father’s Day Gift Guide

on Jun 4, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

The Longest Day is a three-hour opus following all the events leading up to and in execution of D-Day. This 1962 docudrama has the distinction of being the most expensive black and white film made at the time (it would be ousted by Schindler’s List).? At a diffuse three-hours the title isn... Read full article


The Longest Day

By Alyson on Nov 30, 2010 From The Best Picture Project

Many of my generation have grandfathers who served in WWII. ?Each have their individual stories, whether they were in the Pacific, Europe or just waiting. ?My Papa never talked about it, but he was one of the thousands of men who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. ?Knowing that has always sen... Read full article


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Quotes from

Maj. John Howard: [charging the Orne River Bridge] Up the Ox and Bucks! Up the Ox and Bucks!


Destroyer Commander: You remember it. Remember every bit of it, 'cause we are on the eve of a day that people are going to talk about long after we are dead and gone.


Capt. Colin Maud: [pointing] The war's over there!


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During the filming of the landings at Omaha Beach, the American soldiers appearing as extras didn't want to jump off the landing craft into the water because they thought it would be too cold. Robert Mitchum, who played General Norm Cota, finally got disgusted with them and jumped in first, at which point the soldiers had no choice but to follow his example.
Henry Grace was not an actor when being cast as Dwight D. Eisenhower, but his remarkable resemblance to Eisenhower got him the role.
According to fellow veterans major Werner Pluskat was not at his command bunker in Omaha Beach when the first wave of the invasion forces landed, instead he was in a bordello in Caen.
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