The Longest Day
- Original title
The Longest Day
- Running time
- 180 min.
- United States
Cornelius Ryan (Novel: Cornelius Ryan)
Jean Bourglin, Walter Wottitz (B&W)
Peter van Eyck,
20th Century Fox / Darryl F. Zanuck Production
War. Action | II World War. Epic film
- Synopsis / Plot
- England in June 1944. Unseasonal storms. Allied troops are massed ready for the invasion of France, some already on the boats. The Normandy beaches will be their destination while paratroopers are dropped inland to take key towns and bridges. On the other side of the Channel the Germans still expect the invasion at Calais, and anyway the weather makes them think nothing is likely to be imminent. Eisenhower decides to go. Hitler sleeps on.
: 2 Academy Awards: Best Special Effects, Cinematography B&W. 5 Nominations
: Golden Globe: Best Cinematography- B&W. Nom. for Best Picture - Drama
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: National Board of Review: Best Film
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Production
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