The Longest Day [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

The Longest Day [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

 Cast: Eddie Albert
Eddie Albert
, Paul Anka
Paul Anka
, Arletty
Arletty
, Jean-Louis Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault
, Richard Beymer
Richard Beymer
The Longest Day [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

The Longest Day [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

 Cast: Eddie Albert
Eddie Albert
, Paul Anka
Paul Anka
, Arletty
Arletty
, Jean-Louis Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault
, Richard Beymer
Richard Beymer

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Overview

The Longest Day is a mammoth, all-star re-creation of the D-Day invasion, personally orchestrated by Darryl F. Zanuck. Whenever possible, the original locations were utilized, and an all-star international cast impersonates the people involved, from high-ranking officials to ordinary GIs. Each actor speaks in his or her native language with subtitles translating for the benefit of the audience (alternate "takes" were made of each scene with the foreign actors speaking English, but these were seen only during the first network telecast of the film in 1972). The stars are listed alphabetically, with the exception of John Wayne, who as Lt. Colonel Vandervoort gets separate billing. Others in the huge cast include Eddie Albert, Jean-Louis Barrault, Richard Burton, Red Buttons, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Gert Frobe, Curt Jurgens, Peter Lawford, Robert Mitchum, Kenneth More, Edmond O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Jean Servais, Rod Steiger and Robert Wagner. Paul Anka, who wrote the film's title song, shows up as an Army private. Scenes include the Allies parachuting into Ste. Mere Englise, where the paratroopers were mowed down by German bullets; a real-life sequence wherein the German and Allied troops unwittingly march side by side in the dark of night; and a spectacular three-minute overhead shot of the troops fighting and dying in the streets of Quistreham. The last major black-and-white road-show attraction, The Longest Day made millions, enough to recoup some of the cost of 20th Century Fox's concurrently produced Cleopatra.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2015
UPC: 0024543957676
Original Release: 1962
Rating: G
Source: BUENA VISTA HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital Mono]
Language: English
Time: 2:58:00
Sales rank: 3,359

Special Features

Closed Caption; Blu-ray; Historical commentary with Mary Corey; Film commentary with Ken Annakin; DVD; Audio Commentary by Historian Mary Corey; Audio Commentary with Director Ken Annakin; DVD; Longest Day: A Salute to Courage featurette; Hollywood backstories: The Longest Day; D-Day Revisited documentary; Richard Zanuck on The Longest Day featurette; Still gallery; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Albert Col. Thompson
Paul Anka U.S. Army Ranger
Arletty Madame Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault Father Louis Roulland
Richard Beymer Pvt. Dutch Schultz
Hans Christian Blech Maj. Werner Pluskat
Bourvil Mayor of Colleville
Wolfgang Büttner Maj. Gen. Dr. Hans Speidel
Red Buttons Pvt. John Steele
Pauline Carton Maid
Sean Connery Pvt. Flanagan
Ray Danton Capt. Frank
Irina Demick Janine Boitard(as Irina Demich)
Mel Ferrer Maj. Gen. Robert Haines
Henry Fonda Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Steve Forrest Capt. Harding
Gert Fröbe Sgt. Kaffekanne
Leo Genn Brig. Gen. Edwin P. Parker Jr.
John Gregson British Padre
Fabián U.S. Ranger
Tommy Sands U.S. Ranger
Nick Stuart Lieutenant General Omar Bradley
Richard Münch Col. Marx
Ernst Schroeder Hans von Salmuth
Wolfgang Buttner Major General Doctor Hans Speidel
Frank Finlay Pvt. Coke
Lyndon Brook Lt. Walsh
Til Kiwe Capt. Hellmuth Lang
Bill Nagy Major in Ste. Mère-Eglise (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin British Soldier (uncredited)
Michael Beint Actor
Harry Fowler British Paratrooper (uncredited)
Neil McCallum Canadian Doctor (uncredited)
Robert Freitag Meyer's Aide
Allen Swift Voice of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Curt Jurgens Actor

Technical Credits
Ken Annakin Director
Andrew Marton Director
Gerd Oswald Director
Bernhard Wicki Director
Darryl F. Zanuck Director,Producer
David Pursall Screenwriter
Cornelius Ryan Screenwriter
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