The Longest Day
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

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"Authentic 3-hour WWII D-Day drama; no graphic violence."
‑ Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
"Longest film imaginable at three-hours, which proves to be a hinderance."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A far cry from the gore-drenched Saving Private Ryan, legendary producer Darryl F. Zanuck's heartfelt recreation of the D-Day landings is, in its own way, every bit as memorable."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Though the film makes a few egregious historical changes for dramatic effect, The Longest Day pretty much lives and dies by its scale. [Blu-Ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"The longest movie; the stunt of too many great actors in small roles wears thin. Saving Private Ryan did it better and in much less time."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Aside from a great war tale, Day also marks what must be the only film where you can see John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Fabián, Sal Mineo, Eddie Albert, Red Buttons, Peter Lawford, and Sean Connery all fighting the same war."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Produced by Zanuck, this WWII epic is the joint effort of 3 directors, no less than 5 writers, and numerous stars, including John Wayne."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It is, and will most likely always remain, the definitve D-Day picture."
‑ David Cornelius, Hollywood Bitchslap
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