The Longest Day Poster

Release Date: October 4th, 1962

DVD Release Date: November 7th, 2000

G|3 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad weather, General Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies land at Normandy. General Norma Cota (Robert Mitchum) travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French territory. The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results.

Cast: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Rod Steiger, Robert Ryan, Peter Lawford, Richard Burton, Richard Beymer

Director: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki

Genres: Historical drama, War

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: England, Rivalry, Rousing, 1940s, Sacrifice, France, Quest


Nominated Film Editing
Winner Cinematography - Black and White
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Winner Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Winner Special Effects
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama