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Longest Day


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  Longest Day Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
7.23 /10
 
Starring
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
   
Genre: ACTION
WAR
EPIC
WORLD WAR II
   
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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