The Longest Day

1962, NR, 180 min. Directed by Ken Annaqkin, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald, Bernhard Wicki. Starring John Wayne, Rod Steiger, Robert Ryan, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, Richard Beymer, Jeffrey Hunter, Sal Mineo, Roddy McDowall, Sean Connery, Robert Wagner, Stuart Whitman, George Segal, Jean-Louis Barrault, Paul Anka, Fabian, Arletty.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Wed., May 30, 2001

Just look at the cast and try to resist the testosterone pull of this movie. The Longest Day is a widescreen World War II epic about the Allied invasion of Normandy ­ D-Day ­ and it won Oscars for cinematography and special effects.

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The Longest Day, Ken Annaqkin, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald, Bernhard Wicki, John Wayne, Rod Steiger, Robert Ryan, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, Richard Beymer, Jeffrey Hunter, Sal Mineo, Roddy McDowall, Sean Connery, Robert Wagner, Stuart Whitman, George Segal, Jean-Louis Barrault

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