The Longest Day (movie)

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The Longest Day
Directed by
Produced byDarryl F. Zanuck
Screenplay by
Based onThe Longest Day
by Cornelius Ryan
Music byMaurice Jarre
Edited bySamuel E. Beetley
Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, Inc.
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • September 25, 1962 (1962-09-25) (France, U.S.)
  • October 4, 1962 (1962-10-04) (Canada)
  • October 23, 1962 (1962-10-23) (Germany, Mexico, UK)
Running time
178 minutes
CountryUnited States
  • English
  • German
  • French
Budget$7.75 million[1]
Box office$50.1 million[2]

The Longest Day is a 1962 American epic war movie, filmed in black and white. It is based on Cornelius Ryan's 1959 non-fiction book of the same name.[3] It is about the D-Day landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944.

It was produced Darryl F. Zanuck.[4]

It stars John Wayne, Kenneth More, Richard Todd, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, Steve Forrest, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Red Buttons, Peter Lawford, Eddie Albert, Jeffrey Hunter, Stuart Whitman, Tom Tryon, Rod Steiger, Leo Genn, Gert Fröbe, Irina Demick, Bourvil, Curd Jürgens, George Segal, Robert Wagner, Paul Anka, and Arletty.

References[change | change source]

  1. Solomon, Aubrey (1989). Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 253. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1.
  2. "The Longest Day – Box Office Data". The Numbers. 2015. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  3. Ryan, Cornelius (1959). The Longest Day (1st ed.). New York City: Simon & Schuster. ASIN B002YJG2WU. Archived from the original on March 3, 2021. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  4. "Operation Overblown". TIME. October 19, 1962. Archived from the original on August 9, 2020. Retrieved December 18, 2018.