The Longest Day (1962)

The Longest Day (1962)
Tagline: This is the day that changed the world… When history held its breath.
Category: Action, Drama, War
Director: Ken Annakin
Cast: Eddie Albert, Paul Anka, Arletty , Jean-Louis Barrault, Richard Beymer, Hans Christian Blech, Bourvil , Richard Burton, Wolfgang Büttner, Red Buttons, Pauline Carton, Sean Connery, Ray Danton, Irina Demick, Fred Durr

plot summary

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.

cast list

Paul Anka United States Army Ranger
Arletty Madame Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault Father Louis Roulland
Richard Beymer Private Dutch Schultz
Hans Christian Blech Major Werner Pluskat
Bourvil Mayor of Colleville
Richard Burton Flying Officer David Campbell
Wolfgang Büttner Major General Doctor Hans Speidel
Red Buttons Private John Steele
Pauline Carton Maid
Sean Connery Private Flanagan
Ray Danton Captain Frank
Irina Demick Janine Boitard
Fred Durr Major of the Rangers