The Longest Day

The Longest Day

DVD - 2001
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The story of the Allied invasion in Normandy during World War II. Details D-Day landing from the points of view of those who participated: the Germans, the French, the English and the Americans.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2001
Edition: widescreen presentation
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 LON
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 178 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 15, 2019

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.

Feb 05, 2017

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

Jan 13, 2017

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.

Apr 12, 2015

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.

JillAnneColeman Jun 23, 2014

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.

Jun 04, 2014

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!!!

aaa5756 Jul 17, 2013

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

Mar 15, 2013

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.

Mar 04, 2013

John Wayne is fantastic !

Jul 14, 2011

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.

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aaa5756 Mar 15, 2013

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” -Franklin D Roosevelt

aaa5756 Mar 15, 2013

“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

Mar 15, 2013

Radio Announcer (transmitting a coded message to the French Resistance): "Wounds my heart with a monotonous languor."

Mar 15, 2013

Major General Gunther Blumentritt: "This is history. We are living an historical moment. We are going to lose the war because our glorious Führer has taken a sleeping pill and is not to be awakened. Sometimes I wonder which side God is on."

Mar 15, 2013

Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort (addressing his troops): "Your assignment tonight is strategic. You can't give the enemy a break. Send him to Hell."

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