Longest Day

The Longest Day

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Director: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, John Wayne

Cast: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, John Wayne

     
 

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Three directors brought the sweeping war epic The Longest Day to the screen. The film is now available on DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.0 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby

Overview

Three directors brought the sweeping war epic The Longest Day to the screen. The film is now available on DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.0 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround as well. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. Those who were moved by the opening of Saving Private Ryan should certainly take a look at this THX certified release from 20th Century Fox.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2002
UPC:
0024543029977
Original Release:
1962
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
2:58:00

Special Features

Widescreen format [aspect ratio 2..35:1]; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Original theatrical trailer; Languages: English 5.0 surround, English dolby surround, French dolby surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
Robert Mitchum Brig. Gen. Norman Cota
Henry Fonda Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt
Robert Ryan Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
Rod Steiger Destroyer Commander
Richard Todd Maj. John Howard
Richard Burton Downed R.A.F. Pilot
Robert Wagner U.S. Ranger
Mel Ferrer Maj. Gen. Robert Haines
Jeffrey Hunter Sgt. Fuller
Paul Anka U.S. Ranger
Sal Mineo Pvt. Martini
Roddy McDowall Private Morris
Stuart Whitman Lieutenant Sheen
Eddie Albert Col. Tom Newton
Edmond O'Brien Gen. Raymond O. Barton
Fabian U.S. Ranger
Red Buttons Pvt. John Steele
Tom Tryon Lieutenant Wilson
Alexander Knox Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
Tommy Sands U.S. Ranger
Ray Danton Capt. Frank
Henry W. Grace Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Mark Damon Pvt. Harris
Dewey Martin Private Wilder
John Crawford Col. Coffey
Ron Randell Joe Williams
Nick Stuart Lieutenant General Omar Bradley
John Meillon Rear Adm. Alan G. Kirk
Kenneth More Capt. Colin Maud
Peter Lawford Lord Lovat
Leo Genn Gen. Parker
John Gregson Padre
Sean Connery Pvt. Flanagan
Jack Hedley Briefing Man
Irina Demick Janine Boitard
Bourvil Mayor of Colleville
Jean-Louis Barrault Father Roulland
Christian Marquand Comdr. Philippe Kieffer
Arletty Mme. Barrault
Madeleine Renaud Mother Superior
Georges Riviere Sgt. Montlaur
Jean Servais Adm. Jaujard
Georges Wilson Alexandre Renaud
Curd Jurgens Maj. Gen. Blumentlitt
Werner Hinz Marshal Erwin Rommel
Paul Hartmann Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
Hans-Christian Blech Maj. Pluskat
Peter Van Eyck Lieutenant Colonel Ocker
Heinz Reincke Col. Josef "Pips" Priller
Richard Münch Col. Marx
Kurt Meisel Capt. Ernst During
Eugene Deckers Nazi Soldier
Bryan Coleman Ronald Callen
Christopher Lee Actor
Françoise Rosay Actor
Fred Durr Major of the Rangers
Richard Beymer Pvt. Dutch Schultz
Steve Forrest Capt. Harding
Gert Fröbe Sgt. Karreklatsch
Michael Medwin Pvt. Watney
Norman Rossington Pvt. Clough
Sian Phillips Wren
Peter Helm Young GI
Donald Houston R.A.F. Pilot
Wolfgang Preiss Maj. Gen. Max Pemsel
Ernst Schroeder Hans von Salmuth
Wolfgang Buttner Major General Doctor Hans Speidel
Pauline Carton Maid
Karl John Luftwaffe general
Fernand Ledoux Louis
Leslie Phillips RAF Officer
George Segal First commando up cliff
Richard Wattis British soldier
John Robinson Adm. Sir Bertram Ramsay
Patrick Barr Group Capt. Stagg
Frank Finlay Pvt. Coke
Lyndon Brook Lt. Walsh
Trevor Reid Gen. Bernard Law Montgomery
Simon Lack Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory
Howard Marion-Crawford Doctor
Wolfgang Lukschy Gen. Alfred Jodl
Til Kiwe Capt. Hellmuth Lang
Ruth Hausmeister Frau Rommel
Michael Hinz Manfred Rommel
Dietmar Schoenherr Luftwaffe major
Rainer Penkert Lt. Fritz Theen
Maurice Poli Jean
Alice Tissot Housekeeper
Bill Nagy Major in Ste. Mère-Eglise (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin British Soldier (uncredited)
Michael Beint Actor
Harry Fowler British Paratrooper (uncredited)
Neil McCallum Canadian Doctor (uncredited)
Robert Freitag Meyer's Aide
Heinz Spitzner Lt. Col. Helmuth Meyer
Allen Swift Voice of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Vicco Von Buelow German officer (uncredited)
Daniel Gélin Actor

Technical Credits
Ken Annakin Director
Andrew Marton Director
Bernhard Wicki Director
Paul Anka Songwriter
Léon Barsacq Art Director
Karl Baumgertner Special Effects
Gabriel Bechir Set Decoration/Design
Samuel E. Beetley Editor
Jean Bourgoin Cinematographer
Jean DeBretagne Special Effects
Romain Gary Screenwriter
Edward S. Haworth Production Designer
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
James Jones Screenwriter
Vincent Korda Art Director
Pierre Levent Cinematographer
Augie Lohman Special Effects
Robert MacDonald Special Effects
Jacques Maumont Sound/Sound Designer
Mitch Miller Musical Direction/Supervision
Henri Persin Cinematographer
David Pursall Screenwriter
Cornelius Ryan Screenwriter
Jack Seddon Screenwriter
Henri Sokal Asst. Director
Guy Tabary Cinematographer
Alex C. Weldon Special Effects
Elmo Williams Associate Producer
Walter Wottitz Cinematographer
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Occupied France (Main Title) [6:02]
2. The Germans Brace for Invasion [1:25]
3. The Allies Prepare to Invade [2:24]
4. The Invasion Begins [4:17]
5. Fighting Behind the Lines [7:42]
6. Allied Armada Reaches Normandy [6:44]
7. Allied Forces Storm the Beach [6:39]
8. Assault on Pointe du Hoc [7:39]
9. The Turning Point [2:19]
10. Getting Off Utah Beach [4:27]
11. The Longest Day Finally Ends [1:28]
12. End Titles [5:07]

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The Longest Day 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like John Wayne, and war movies, this is the one for you. An incredible D-Day epic that explores just what happened on that day. A great movie buy! I recommend this to ANYONE
MovieandMusicManiac More than 1 year ago
For a war movie, with several directors going at it - Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki - it would seem that the movie would be a big mess. It is not. It is a fascinating epic of a movie with captivating sequences. With these directors, we get a fresh perspective on the fighting during the D-Day invasion.

The movie was wonderfully written by Cornelius Ryan, with additional episodes written by Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall and Jack Seddon,

Actors John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda and Robert Ryan are wonderful in their respective roles. Many other actors who contributed their talents to this movie are also great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wartime classic.   There are many good scenes in this movie accompanied by a lot of star power.   Combat scenes are very well done and follow each other seamlessly.  Acting and directing are both well done.  You gotta love the Luftwaffe's moment of glory in this movie!  
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Great History movie.
arch1967SC More than 1 year ago
I bought "The Longest Day" as an addition to my WWII movie collection, specifically to see how it measured up to "Tora, Tora, Tora", which in my opinion is a great historical movie. The storyline is solid history, but historical mistakes such as British and American paratroopers jumping out of British Lancaster bombers (paratroopers of both countries exclusively used Douglas C47's to get them to their drop zones) and the use of landing craft in the movie that were not in use until the 1950's make it seem like the producer and director did not really care about historical accuracy. The performances of most of the big-name actors are pretty solid, although there are scenes where it seems like the character actors are "hamming it up" trying to act like the "typical American soldier". These occasions will be obvious to anybody watching the movie. I was impressed with the Germans actually speaking German, not British actors speaking the Queen's English in German uniforms. The main complaint with these scenes is that the English subtitles are either too small to read without being a few feet away from the TV or the white letters are invisible against light colored backgrounds (the movie is in black-and-white). All in all, "The Longest Day" is an OK movie, but it could have been a great movie if a little more time and care had been taken during it's filming and editing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This can give a person what the invasion of Normandy France was like. Vehicles are very ethantic and understanding the problems that people had to face during a time of war in Europe. The actors help make the film give it a look of how things were lead. This DVD also gives it a much clear look.
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