The Longest Day

The Longest Day (1962)

  • Genre: War, Action, Drama
  • Release Date: 1962-09-25
  • User Rating: 7.581/10 from 904 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 58min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Darryl F. Zanuck Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Directors: Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Ken Annakin, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck.
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The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day"


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  • Henry Fonda

    as Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
  • John Wayne

    as Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
  • Robert Mitchum

    as Brig. Gen. Norman Cota
  • Robert Ryan

    as Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
  • Eddie Albert

    as Col. Thompson
  • Paul Anka

    as U.S. Army Ranger
  • Arletty

    as Madame Barrault
  • Jean-Louis Barrault

    as Father Louis Roulland
  • Richard Beymer

    as Pvt. Dutch Schultz
  • Hans Christian Blech

    as Maj. Werner Pluskat
  • Bourvil

    as Mayor of Colleville
  • Richard Burton

    as Flying Officer David Campbell
  • Wolfgang Büttner

    as Maj. Gen. Dr. Hans Speidel
  • Red Buttons

    as Pvt. John Steele
  • Pauline Carton

    as Maid
  • Sean Connery

    as Pvt. Flanagan
  • Ray Danton

    as Capt. Frank
  • Irina Demick

    as Janine Boitard
  • Fred Dur

    as U.S. Army Ranger Major
  • Fabian

    as U.S. Army Ranger
  • Mel Ferrer

    as Maj. Gen. Robert Haines
  • Steve Forrest

    as Capt. Harding
  • Gert Fröbe

    as Sgt. Kaffekanne
  • Leo Genn

    as Brig. Gen. Edwin P. Parker Jr.
  • John Gregson

    as British Padre
  • Paul Hartmann

    as Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
  • Peter Helm

    as Young GI
  • Werner Hinz

    as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
  • Donald Houston

    as RAF Pilot
  • Jeffrey Hunter

    as Sgt. (later Lt.) John H. Fuller
  • Karl John

    as Gen. Wolfgang Häger
  • Curd Jürgens

    as Maj. Gen. Gunther Blumentritt
  • Alexander Knox

    as Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
  • Peter Lawford

    as Lord Lovat
  • Fernand Ledoux

    as Louis
  • Christian Marquand

    as Cmdr. Philippe Kieffer - Commando Leader
  • Dewey Martin

    as Sgt. Wilder
  • Roddy McDowall

    as Pvt. Morris
  • Michael Medwin

    as Pvt. Watney
  • Sal Mineo

    as Pvt. Martini
  • Kenneth More

    as Capt. Colin Maud
  • Richard Münch

    as Gen. Erich Marcks
  • Edmond O'Brien

    as Gen. Raymond D. Barton
  • Leslie Phillips

    as RAF Officer Mac
  • Wolfgang Preiss

    as Maj. Gen. Max Pemsel
  • Ron Randell

    as Joe Williams
  • Madeleine Renaud

    as Mother Superior
  • Georges Rivière

    as Sgt. Guy de Montlaur
  • Norman Rossington

    as Pvt. Clough
  • Tommy Sands

    as U.S. Army Ranger
  • George Segal

    as U.S. Army Ranger
  • Jean Servais

    as RAdm. Janjard
  • Rod Steiger

    as Destroyer Commander
  • Richard Todd

    as Maj. John Howard
  • Tom Tryon

    as Lt. Wilson
  • Peter van Eyck

    as Lt. Col. Ocker
  • Robert Wagner

    as U.S. Army Ranger
  • Richard Wattis

    as British Paratrooper
  • Stuart Whitman

    as Lt. Sheen
  • Georges Wilson

    as Alexandre Renaud
  • Patrick Barr

    as Group Capt. J.N. Stagg (uncredited)
  • Lyndon Brook

    as Lt. Walsh (uncredited)
  • John Crawford

    as Col. Caffey (uncredited)
  • Armin Dahlen

    as Blumentritt's Adjutant (uncredited)
  • Mark Damon

    as Pvt. Harris (uncredited)
  • Richard Dawson

    as British Soldier (uncredited)
  • Eugene Deckers

    as German Soldier (uncredited)
  • Gil Delamare

    as French Commando (uncredited)
  • Frank Finlay

    as Pvt. Coke (uncredited)
  • Harry Fowler

    as British Paratrooper (uncredited)
  • Bernard Fox

    as Pvt. Hutchinson (uncredited)
  • Robert Freitag

    as Meyer's Aide (uncredited)
  • Bernard Fresson

    as French Commando (uncredited)
  • Lutz Gabor

    as Minor Role (uncredited)
  • Arnold Gelderman

    as German Guard on Train Track (uncredited)
  • Harold Goodwin

    as British Soldier (uncredited)
  • Walter Gotell

    as German Soldier (uncredited)
  • Henry Grace

    as Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower (uncredited)
  • Clément Harari

    as Minor Role (uncredited)
  • Ruth Hausmeister

    as Frau Maria Rommel (uncredited)
  • Jack Hedley

    as RAF Briefing Officer (uncredited)
  • Michael Hinz

    as Manfred Rommel (uncredited)
  • Walter Horsbrugh

    as Adm. Creasey (uncredited)
  • Til Kiwe

    as Capt. Helmuth Lang (uncredited)
  • Harry Landis

    as British Soldier (uncredited)
  • Wolfgang Lukschy

    as Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl (uncredited)
  • Victor Maddern

    as Camp Cook (uncredited)
  • Howard Marion-Crawford

    as Glider Doctor (uncredited)
  • Neil McCallum

    as Canadian Doctor (uncredited)
  • John Meillon

    as RAdm. Alan G. Kirk (uncredited)
  • Kurt Meisel

    as Capt. Ernst During (uncredited)
  • Gérard Moisan

    as Paratrooper (uncredited)
  • Tony Mordente

    as Cook (uncredited)
  • Bill Nagy

    as Major in Ste. Mère-Eglise (uncredited)
  • Rainer Penkert

    as Lt. Fritz Theen (uncredited)
  • Malte Petzel

    as German Officer with Rupert (uncredited)
  • John Phillips

    as Roosevelt's Aide (uncredited)
  • Siân Phillips

    as WRNS Officer (uncredited)
  • Maurice Poli

    as Jean (uncredited)
  • Hartmut Reck

    as Sgt. Bernhard Bergsdorf (uncredited)
  • Trevor Reid

    as Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery (uncredited)
  • Heinz Reincke

    as Col. Josef 'Pips' Priller (uncredited)
  • Alexandre Renaud

    as Firefighter (uncredited)
  • Paul Edwin Roth

    as Col. Schiller (uncredited)
  • Ernst Schröder

    as Gen. Hans von Salmuth (uncredited)
  • Dietmar Schönherr

    as Luftwaffe Major (uncredited)
  • Heinz Spitzner

    as Lt. Col. Helmuth Meyer (uncredited)
  • Nicholas Stuart

    as Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley (uncredited)
  • Hans Söhnker

    as German Officer (uncredited)
  • Alice Tissot

    as Housekeeper (uncredited)
  • Michel Tureau

    as French Commando (uncredited)
  • Roland Urban

    as Paratrooper (uncredited)
  • Vicco von Bülow

    as Pemsel's Adjutant (uncredited)
  • Joe Warfield

    as US Army Medic (uncredited)
  • Dominique Zardi

    as French Spitfire Pilot (uncredited)
Writing Cornelius Ryan Screenplay
Production Darryl F. Zanuck Producer
Camera Jean Bourgoin Director of Photography
Directing Andrew Marton Director
Directing Bernhard Wicki Director
Sound Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer
Camera Walter Wottitz Director of Photography
Directing Ken Annakin Director
Writing Cornelius Ryan Novel
Editing Samuel E. Beetley Editor
Production Maude Spector Casting
Art Léon Barsacq Art Direction
Crew Johnny Borgese Special Effects
Art Vincent Korda Art Direction
Production Elmo Williams Associate Producer
Art Ted Haworth Art Direction
Art Gabriel Béchir Set Designer
Writing Jack Seddon Writer
Writing David Pursall Writer
Writing James Jones Writer
Writing Romain Gary Writer
Sound Joseph de Bretagne Sound
Crew Lucie Maria Rommel Technical Advisor
Crew Roger Bligh Technical Advisor
Sound William Robert Sivel Sound
Crew Fernand Prevost Technical Advisor
Crew E. C. Peake Technical Advisor
Crew Max Pemsel Technical Advisor
Crew Günther Blumentritt Technical Advisor
Crew The Earl of Lovat Technical Advisor
Crew Joseph B. Seay Technical Advisor
Crew John Howard Technical Advisor
Crew A. J. Hillebrand Technical Advisor
Crew Albert Saby Technical Advisor
Directing Tom Pevsner Assistant Director
Crew Frederick Morgan Technical Advisor
Sound Mitch Miller Music Arranger
Crew James Gavin Technical Advisor
Crew Philippe Kieffer Technical Advisor
Crew Josef Priller Technical Advisor
Crew Friedrich Ruge Technical Advisor
Directing Bernard Farrel Assistant Director
Crew Pierre Koenig Technical Advisor
Crew James R. Johnson Technical Advisor
Directing Gérard Renateau Assistant Director
Crew Willard L. Bushy Technical Advisor
Crew Helmuth Lang Technical Advisor
Crew Hubert Deschard Technical Advisor
Crew Werner Pluskat Technical Advisor
Crew Jean Barral Technical Advisor
Crew Paul Anka Additional Music
Directing Louis Pitzele Assistant Director
Sound Jacques Maumont Sound
Crew Jean Fouchet Special Effects
Directing Gerd Oswald Director
Directing Darryl F. Zanuck Director
Directing Henry Wise Second Assistant Director
Directing Jean Herman Assistant Director
Directing Gerd Oswald Second Unit Director
Directing Henry Sokal Jr. Assistant Director
Directing Elmo Williams Second Unit Director
Crew Karl Baumgartner Special Effects
Crew Joseph de Bretagne Special Effects
Crew Gerald Endler Special Effects
Crew Karl Helmer Special Effects
Crew Augie Lohman Special Effects
Crew R.A. MacDonald Special Effects
Crew Fernando Pérez Special Effects
Crew Alex Weldon Special Effects
Crew Paul Wurtzel Special Effects
Visual Effects Wally Veevers Visual Effects
Crew Ken Buckle Stunts
Crew Yvan Chiffre Stunts
Crew Jack Cooper Stunts
Crew Gil Delamare Stunts
Crew Jean-Pierre Janic Stunts
Crew Gérard Moisan Stunts
Crew Joe Powell Stunts
Crew Nosher Powell Stunts
Crew Alexandre Renaud Stunts
Crew John Sullivan Stunts
Crew Lionel Vitrant Stunts
Crew Ian Yule Stunts
Visual Effects Jean Fouchet Visual Effects
Visual Effects Bob Cuff Matte Painter
Visual Effects David S. Horsley Additional Visual Effects
Crew Pierre Levent Cinematography
Crew Henri Persin Cinematography
Camera Vincent Rossell Still Photographer
Camera Guy Tabary Aerial Camera
Costume & Make-Up John McCorry Wardrobe Coordinator
Directing Romain Gary Script Supervisor
Directing Lucie Lichtig Continuity
Writing David Pursall Script Consultant
Writing Erich Maria Remarque Script Consultant
Writing Jack Seddon Script Consultant
Crew Frank Khoury Driver