The Longest Day

This is the day that changed the world... when history held its breath.

Categories: Drama, History, War
The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day"

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1962-09-25
Run time: 178 minute / 2:58
Budget: $10,000,000
Revenue: $50,100,000
Directors: Bernhard Wicki, Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton.
Writer: Cornelius Ryan
Production Companies : Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, 20th Century Fox
Production Country: United States of America


John Wayne
as Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
Henry Fonda
as Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt jr.
Robert Mitchum
as Brig. Gen. Norman Cota
Richard Burton
as Flying Officer David Campbell
Curd Jürgens
as Maj. Gen. Gunther Blumentritt
Eddie Albert
as Col. Thompson
Paul Anka
as U.S. Army Ranger
as Madame Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault
as Father Louis Roulland
Richard Beymer
as Pvt. Dutch Schultz
Hans Christian Blech
as Maj. Werner Pluskat
as Le maire de Colleville
Wolfgang Büttner
as Maj. Gen. Dr. Hans Speidel
Red Buttons
as Pvt. John Steele
Pauline Carton
as Maid
Sean Connery
as Pvt. Flanagan
Ray Danton
as Capt. Frank
Irina Demick
as Janine Boitard
Fred Dur
as U.S. Army Ranger major
as U.S. Army Ranger
Mel Ferrer
as Maj. Gen. Robert Haines
Steve Forrest
as Capt. Harding
Gert Fröbe
as Sgt. Kaffekanne
Leo Genn
as Brig. Gen. Edwin P. Parker Jr.
John Gregson
as British Padre
Paul Hartmann
as Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
Peter Helm
as Young GI
Werner Hinz
as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Donald Houston
as RAF Pilot
Jeffrey Hunter
as Sgt. (later Lt.) John H. Fuller
Karl John
as Gen. Wolfgang Hager
Alexander Knox
as Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
Peter Lawford
as Lord Lovat
Fernand Ledoux
as Louis
Christian Marquand
as Cmdr. Philippe Kieffer (commando leader)
Dewey Martin
as Sgt. Wilder
Roddy McDowall
as Pvt. Morris
Michael Medwin
as Pvt. Watney
Sal Mineo
as Pvt. Martini
Kenneth More
as Capt. Colin Maud
Richard Münch
as Gen. Erich Marcks
Edmond O'Brien
as Gen. Raymond D. Barton
Leslie Phillips
as RAF Officer Mac
Wolfgang Preiss
as Maj. Gen. Max Pemsel
Ron Randell
as Joe Williams
Madeleine Renaud
as Mother Superior
Georges Rivière
as Sgt. Guy de Montlaur
Norman Rossington
as Pvt. Clough
Robert Ryan
as Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
Tommy Sands
as U.S. Army Ranger
George Segal
as U.S. Army Ranger
Jean Servais
as RAdm. Janjard
Rod Steiger
as Destroyer Commander
Richard Todd
as Maj. John Howard
Tom Tryon
as Lt. Wilson
Peter van Eyck
as Lt. Col. Ocker
Robert Wagner
as U.S. Army Ranger
Richard Wattis
as British Paratrooper
Stuart Whitman
as Lt. Sheen
Georges Wilson
as Alexandre Renaud
Patrick Barr
as Group Capt. J.N. Stagg (uncredited)
Lyndon Brook
as Lt. Walsh (uncredited)
John Crawford
as Col. Caffey (uncredited)
Armin Dahlen
as Blumentritt's Adjutant (uncredited)
Mark Damon
as Pvt. Harris (uncredited)
Richard Dawson
as British Soldier (uncredited)
Eugene Deckers
as German Soldier (uncredited)
Gil Delamare
as French Commando (uncredited)
Frank Finlay
as Pvt. Coke (uncredited)
Harry Fowler
as British Paratrooper (uncredited)
Bernard Fox
as Pvt. Hutchinson (uncredited)
Robert Freitag
as Meyer's Aide (uncredited)
Bernard Fresson
as French Commando (uncredited)
Lutz Gabor
as Bit Part (uncredited)
Arnold Gelderman
as German Guard on Traintreck (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin
as British Soldier (uncredited)
Walter Gotell
as German soldier (uncredited)
Henry Grace
as Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower (uncredited)
Clément Harari
Ruth Hausmeister
as Frau Maria Rommel (uncredited)
Jack Hedley
as RAF Briefing Officer (uncredited)
Michael Hinz
as Manfred Rommel (uncredited)
Walter Horsbrugh
as Adm. Creasey (uncredited)
Til Kiwe
as Capt. Helmuth Lang (uncredited)
Harry Landis
as British Soldier (uncredited)
Wolfgang Lukschy
as Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl (uncredited)
Victor Maddern
as Camp Cook (uncredited)
Howard Marion-Crawford
as Glider Doctor (uncredited)
Neil McCallum
as Canadian Doctor (uncredited)
John Meillon
as RAdm. Alan G. Kirk (uncredited)
Kurt Meisel
as Capt. Ernst During (uncredited)
Gérard Moisan
as Paratrooper (uncredited)
Tony Mordente
as Cook (uncredited)
Bill Nagy
as Major in Ste. Mère-Eglise (uncredited)
Rainer Penkert
as Lt. Fritz Theen (uncredited)
Malte Petzel
as German Officer with Rupert (uncredited)
John Phillips
as Roosevelt's Aide (uncredited)
Siân Phillips
as WRNS Officer (uncredited)
Maurice Poli
as Jean (uncredited)
Hartmut Reck
as Sgt. Bernhard Bergsdorf (uncredited)
Trevor Reid
as Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery (uncredited)
Heinz Reincke
as Col. Josef 'Pips' Priller (uncredited)
Paul Edwin Roth
as Col. Schiller (uncredited)
Dietmar Schönherr
as Luftwaffe Major (uncredited)
Ernst Schröder
as Gen. Hans von Salmuth (uncredited)
Hans Söhnker
as Deutscher Offizier (uncredited)
Heinz Spitzner
as Lt. Col. Helmuth Meyer (uncredited)
Nicholas Stuart
as Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley (uncredited)
Alice Tissot
as Housekeeper (uncredited)
Michel Tureau
as French Commando (uncredited)
Roland Urban
as Paratrooper (uncredited)
Vicco von Bülow
as Pemsel's adjutant (uncredited)
Joe Warfield
as US Army Medic (uncredited)
Dominique Zardi
as French Spitfire Pilot (uncredited)
Elmo Williams Associate Producer

Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer
Jacques Maumont Sound

Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

Bernhard Wicki Director

Samuel E. Beetley Editor

Maude Spector Casting

Tom Pevsner Assistant Director

David Pursall Writer
Jack Seddon Writer

Joseph de Bretagne Sound

Léon Barsacq Art Direction

William Robert Sivel Sound

Ted Haworth Art Direction

Jean Bourgoin Director of Photography
Walter Wottitz Director of Photography

Vincent Korda Art Direction

Ken Annakin Director

Cornelius Ryan Screenplay
Cornelius Ryan Novel
James Jones Writer

Andrew Marton Director

Paul Anka Additional Music

Romain Gary Writer

Louis Pitzele Assistant Director

Mitch Miller Music Arranger

Johnny Borgese Special Effects

Gabriel Béchir Set Designer

Bernard Farrel Assistant Director

Jean Fouchet Special Effects
Pierre Koenig Technical Advisor
John Howard Technical Advisor

Gérard Renateau Assistant Director

Günther Blumentritt Technical Advisor
James Gavin Technical Advisor
Philippe Kieffer Technical Advisor
Helmuth Lang Technical Advisor
The Earl of Lovat Technical Advisor
Frederick Morgan Technical Advisor
Max Pemsel Technical Advisor
Werner Pluskat Technical Advisor
Josef Priller Technical Advisor
Lucie Maria Rommel Technical Advisor
Friedrich Ruge Technical Advisor
Jean Barral Technical Advisor
Roger Bligh Technical Advisor
Willard L. Bushy Technical Advisor
Hubert Deschard Technical Advisor
A. J. Hillebrand Technical Advisor
James R. Johnson Technical Advisor
Fernand Prevost Technical Advisor
E. C. Peake Technical Advisor
Albert Saby Technical Advisor
Joseph B. Seay Technical Advisor

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