The Longest Day [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

The Longest Day [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

 Cast: Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
, John Wayne
John Wayne
, Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
, Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
, Arletty
The Longest Day [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

The Longest Day [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

 Cast: Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
, John Wayne
John Wayne
, Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
, Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
, Arletty

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The Longest Day is a mammoth, all-star re-creation of the D-Day invasion, personally orchestrated by Darryl F. Zanuck. Whenever possible, the original locations were utilized, and an all-star international cast impersonates the people involved, from high-ranking officials to ordinary GIs. Each actor speaks in his or her native language with subtitles translating for the benefit of the audience (alternate "takes" were made of each scene with the foreign actors speaking English, but these were seen only during the first network telecast of the film in 1972). The stars are listed alphabetically, with the exception of John Wayne, who as Lt. Colonel Vandervoort gets separate billing. Others in the huge cast include Eddie Albert, Jean-Louis Barrault, Richard Burton, Red Buttons, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Gert Frobe, Curt Jurgens, Peter Lawford, Robert Mitchum, Kenneth More, Edmond O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Jean Servais, Rod Steiger and Robert Wagner. Paul Anka, who wrote the film's title song, shows up as an Army private. Scenes include the Allies parachuting into Ste. Mere Englise, where the paratroopers were mowed down by German bullets; a real-life sequence wherein the German and Allied troops unwittingly march side by side in the dark of night; and a spectacular three-minute overhead shot of the troops fighting and dying in the streets of Quistreham. The last major black-and-white road-show attraction, The Longest Day made millions, enough to recoup some of the cost of 20th Century Fox's concurrently produced Cleopatra.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2015
UPC: 0024543957676
Original Release: 1962
Rating: G
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital Mono]
Language: English
Time: 2:58:00
Sales rank: 112

Special Features

Closed Caption; Blu-ray; Historical commentary with Mary Corey; Film commentary with Ken Annakin; DVD; Audio Commentary by Historian Mary Corey; Audio Commentary with Director Ken Annakin; DVD; Longest Day: A Salute to Courage featurette; Hollywood backstories: The Longest Day; D-Day Revisited documentary; Richard Zanuck on The Longest Day featurette; Still gallery; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Henry Fonda Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt jr.
John Wayne Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
Robert Mitchum Brig. Gen. Norman Cota
Robert Ryan Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
Arletty Madame Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault Father Louis Roulland
Bourvil Le maire de Colleville
Eddie Albert Col. Thompson
Paul Anka U.S. Army Ranger
Richard Beymer Pvt. Dutch Schultz
Hans Christian Blech Maj. Werner Pluskat
Richard Burton Flying Officer David Campbell
Wolfgang Buttner Maj. Gen. Dr. Hans Speidel
Red Buttons Pvt. John Steele
Pauline Carton Maid
Gert Fröbe Sgt. Kaffekanne
Mel Ferrer Maj. Gen. Robert Haines
Georges Wilson Alexandre Renaud
Robert Wagner U.S. Army Ranger
¿on Koneri Pvt. Flanagan
Curd Jürgens Maj. Gen. Gunther Blumentritt
Fernand Ledoux Louis
Madeleine Renaud Mother Superior,Firefighter
Roddy McDowall Pvt. Morris
Peter Lawford Lord Lovat
Christian Marquand Cmdr. Philippe Kieffer
Rod Steiger Destroyer Commander
Leo Genn Brig. Gen. Edwin P. Parker Jr.
Ray Danton Capt. Frank
Irina Demick Janine Boitard
Fred Durr U.S. Army Ranger major
Steve Forrest Capt. Harding
John Gregson British Padre
Paul Hartmann Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
Peter Helm Young GI
Werner Hinz Field Marshal Erwin Rommel,Manfred Rommel
Sal Mineo Pvt. Martini
Donald Houston RAF Pilot
Jeffrey Hunter Sgt.
Karl John Gen. Wolfgang Hager
Alexander Knox Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
Dewey Martin Sgt. Wilder
Michael Medwin Pvt. Watney
Kenneth More Capt. Colin Maud
Jean Servais RAdm. Janjard
Richard Munch Gen. Erich Marcks
Edmund O'Brien Gen. Raymond D. Barton
Leslie Phillips RAF Officer Mac,Roosevelt's Aide,WRNS Officer
Wolfgang Preiss Maj. Gen. Max Pemsel
Ron Randell Joe Williams
Georges Rivière Sgt. Guy de Montlaur
Norman Rossington Pvt. Clough
Tommy Sands U.S. Army Ranger
George Segal U.S. Army Ranger
Bernard Fox Pvt. Hutchinson
Richard Todd Maj. John Howard
Tom Tryon Lt. Wilson
Peter Van Eyck Lt. Col. Ocker
Richard Wattis British Paratrooper
Stuart Whitman Lt. Sheen
Patrick Barr Group Capt. J.N. Stagg
John Crawford Col. Caffey
Lyndon Brook Lt. Walsh
Armin Dahlen Blumentritt's Adjutant
Mark Damon Pvt. Harris
Richard Dawson British Soldier
Eugene Deckers German Soldier
Gil Delamare French Commando
Frank Finlay Pvt. Coke
Harry Fowler British Paratrooper
Robert Freitag Meyer's Aide
Bernard Fresson French Commando
Lutz Gabor Bit Part
Arnold Gelderman German Guard on Traintreck
Harold Goodwin British Soldier
Walter Gotell German soldier
Henry Grace Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Clément Harari Minor Role
Ruth Hausmeister Frau Maria Rommel
Jack Hedley RAF Briefing Officer
Walter Horsbrugh Adm. Creasey
Til Kiwe Capt. Helmuth Lang
Harry Landis British Soldier
Wolfgang Lukschy Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl
Victor Maddern Camp Cook
Howard Marion-Crawford Glider Doctor
Neil McCallum Canadian Doctor
John Meillon RAdm. Alan G. Kirk
Kurt Meisel Capt. Ernst During
Gérard Moisan Paratrooper
Fabián U.S. Ranger
Tony Mordente Cook
Bill Nagy Major in Ste. Mère-Eglise
Nick Stuart Lieutenant General Omar Bradley,Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley
Rainer Penkert Lt. Fritz Theen
Malte Petzel German Officer with Rupert
Richard Münch Col. Marx
Ernst Schroeder Hans von Salmuth
Monty Greenwood Jean
Hartmut Reck Sgt. Bernhard Bergsdorf
Trevor Reid Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery
Heinz Reincke Col. Josef 'Pips' Priller
Paul Edwin Roth Col. Schiller
Dietmar Schönherr Luftwaffe Major
Ernst Schröder Gen. Hans von Salmuth
Hans Sohnker Deutscher Offizier
Michael Beint Actor
Heinz Spitzner Lt. Col. Helmuth Meyer
Alice Tissot Housekeeper
Allen Swift Voice of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Michel Tureau French Commando
Roland Urban Paratrooper
Vicco von Bülow Pemsel's adjutant
Curt Jurgens Actor
Joe Warfield US Army Medic
Dominique Zardi French Spitfire Pilot
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Maurice Jarre Composer

Technical Credits
Andrew Marton Director
Ken Annakin Director
Gerd Oswald Director
Darryl F. Zanuck Director,Producer
Bernhard Wicki Director
Cornelius Ryan Screenwriter
David Pursall Screenwriter
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