A landmark film of it's time.
*Spoiler/plot- 1962, The Longest Day, After several years of war, the
Allied powers invade Europe to end WW2 with the largest invasion force
*Special Stars- Sir Sean Connery plays supporting role. Long list of
many stars (42) working in the film.
*Theme- Dictatorships take huge costs to change.
*Based on- News articles of D-Day landing at Normandy and personal
accounts from author, Cornelius Ryan.
*Trivia/location/goofs- Black & White. 20th Century Fox studios mogul,
Zaneck's pet film project that had him completely involved. This film
almost bankrupted the studio with it's cost. One of the biggest cast of
international film star's ever seen in cinema. Many scenes taken from
true historic personal accounts.
*Emotion- A landmark film of it's time for it's large cast, subject
matter, production costs, and studio promotional campaign. Shot in
semi-documentary style and watchable..
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The Longest Day: a wonderful war film produced in sixties. Near to reality war-settings. Excellent actors of those days. Unfogettable war-experience! The Bridge on the river Kwai: This is another marvel in war-history-movies. It runs around the attack of Japan on Allied Forces; about prisoners of war etc. The POW build the huge bridge and in the last scene, they themselves destroy it to pieces! Very good movie! keyebee.
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The Longest Day very good movie..
love alil action an alil history.
Spectacular recounting about the D-Day landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944, based on Cornelius Ryan novel
This an important, interesting movie depicting the Overlord operation
with monumental logistics and means of effecting the Normandy landing,
the most difficult campaign of war. The picture brings to life the
famous images of WWII and splendidly the most sensational military
operation of the history in an Allied hard-fought effort. The film
develops the previous days to the D-Day invasion ,such as the landings
and the advance over France. The film is magnificently produced with
big budget by the great 20th century Fox producer Darryl F Zanuck.
Evocative cinematography by Jean Bourgoun and catching song by Paul
Anka with musical score by Maurice Jarre. Excellent casting by plethora
stars. Special mention to John Wayne as Lt. Colonel Benjamin
Vandervoort , he's top-notch as tough,valiant officer in this
believable war film and terrific acting by Richard Todd as Major
commanding Us paratroopers dropped to protect the flanks of the
invasion and taking strategic bridge. Furthermore known Generals and
officers played by prestigious players, as Germans: General
Gunther(Curt Jurgens),Field Marshal Erwin Rommel(Hinz), Field Marshal
Von Rundstedt(Paul Hartmann), and Allied : Brig. General Theodore
Roosevelt Jr(Henry Fonda),Brig. General Norman Cota(Robert Mitchum),
General Haines(Mel Ferrer), Brig. General James Gavin(Robert Ryan),
General Raymond Barton(Edmond O'Brien), Lt General OMar N
Bradley(Stuart), General Bernard L Montgomery(T. Reid) and General
Dwight D Eisenhower played by Henry Grace. Grace was a famed set
designer , while he worked extensively for many films ,his only
appearance was an uncredited performance as Eisenhower ; despite not
being an actor , he was cast for his uncanny resemblance to the
General. This famous event from how was orchestrated the
dangerous,risky landings maneuvers is professionally directed by trio
of directors, Ken Annakin, Bernhard Wicki and Andrew Marton.
Adding more details along with the well developed on the movie, the
events were happened of the following manner : Shortly after midnight
on June 6, about 23.500 US and British paratroopers landed along the
edges of the landing beaches. Their mission was to seize vital bridges
and communications centers. They also had to hold off any Germans
counterattacks until they were relieved by the amphibious forces. The
Airbone landings were largely successful. Some US troops missed their
target and end up scattered over the countryside. The main amphibious
landings took place after an artillery bombardment from some 200 Allied
warships at German positions also came under attack from Allied medium
and heavy bombers. They were part of the 11,500 aircraft committed to
D-Day. They bombed the Germans on and behind the five landing beaches.
US troops landed on Utah beach. Strong currents and inaccurate
navigation meant that they were a little away from their precise
target. They landed about 1 mile(1,6 km) south. The beach there was
relatively undefended. The troops soon knocked out the only concrete
gun position guarding the beach.Demolitions teams cleared paths through
the obstacles the beach and the first tanks crossed the Atlantic Wall.
They fanned out into the countryside to link up with the paratroopers.
By nightfall of D-Day some 23,000 men and 1,700 vehicles had gone
ashore. The beach had been highly congested for much of the day. Utah
was a triumph ,however Omaha beach was nearly a disaster, the fight was
the most difficult. The Us troops were unable to get off the beach to
make room for later waves of invaders. There were better defenses there
than on the other beaches, and the German defenders were positioned on
high ground, from where they could pour fire down on the attackers.The
allies also made mistakes. The naval bombardment ended too soon, and
the bombers missed their targets and launched landing crafts and
amphibious tanks too far out from the beach, may were sunk. When the
first assault wave landed ,it faced a bar-rage of fire , some men were
thinking of evacuation. However small groups began to make it off the
beach to the high ground beyond. By dusk, some men were ashore, most
were still crowed on the beach. The high ground beyond was only thinly
held by exhausted survivors waves. Some 2300 US troops had been killed
in the landings. The operation had come close to disaster. The three
Anglo-Canadian beaches-Gold, Sword and Juno stretched fore some 25
miles. They were wide and open and ideal for amphibious landings. The
British on Gold and Sword quickly crashed though the Atlantic wall.
Their success was due partly to a range of specially developed armored
vehicles known as Funnies. The Canadians at Juno had a tougher time.
They faced rough seas and alert defenders .By late morning ,they were
also pushing inland. Despite the horror of beaches , overall Allied
losses were far lower than expected. Some 6000 US personnel were
killed, wounded, or missing, along with 4300 British and Canadian
troops. German losses totaled between 4000 and 8000. By the day's end
,some 128000 Allied soldiers were ashore and many more were on their