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Longest Day

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
7.23 /10
John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda
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Directed by: Andrew Marton; Ken Annakin; Bernhard Wicke; Gerd Oswald
Written by: Cornelius Ryan, Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon from Cornelius Ryan's novel

Released: 1962
Origin: US
Length: 180


And an enormously long film, about the Normandy landings in June 1944.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Spectacular combat movie with a gung-ho attitude to war and a dated obsession with national stereotypes, but a proper respect for the courageous men involved. The emphasis is on the Americans, but a few British actors (notably, Sean Connery and Richard Burton) are allowed a look-in from time to time. An Oscar-winner for cinematography (by Jean Bourgoin, Henri Persin and Walter Wottitz) and special effects; the art direction and editing were nominated.

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