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The Longest Day

The Longest Day is an epic, 180 minute, 1962 war film which tells, in exhaustive detail, the story of D-Day.

The enormous cast includes Eddie Albert[?], Paul Anka, Richard Burton, Red Buttons[?], Sean Connery, Fabian, Mel Ferrer[?], Henry Fonda, Steve Forrest[?], Gert Fröbe[?], Leo Genn[?], Jeffrey Hunter[?], Curt Jurgens[?], Peter Lawford[?], Dewey Martin[?], Roddy McDowall, Sal Mineo, Robert Mitchum, Kenneth More[?], Edmond O'Brien[?], Robert Ryan[?], Tommy Sands[?], George Segal[?], Rod Steiger, Robert Wagner[?], Stuart Whitman and John Wayne.

The movie was adapted by Romain Gary, James Jones[?], David Pursall[?], Cornelius Ryan[?] and Jack Seddon[?] from the Ryan book. It was directed by Ken Annakin[?] (British exteriors), Andrew Marton[?] (American exteriors), Gerd Oswald[?] (parachute drop scene), Bernhard Wicki[?] (German scenes) and Darryl F. Zanuck (uncredited).

It won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White and Best Effects, Special Effects, and was nominated for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White, Best Film Editing and Best Picture.



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