Aired Sunday August 7, 12:00am - 3:00amon AFN Movie

The Longest Day (1962)

Historical drama / War

In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad weather, General Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies land at Normandy. General Norma Cota (Robert Mitchum) travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French territory. The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results.

Cast and crew
  • Ken AnnakinDirector
  • Andrew MartonDirector
  • Bernhard WickiDirector
  • John WayneLt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
  • Robert MitchumBrig. Gen. Norman Cota
  • Henry FondaBrig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
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