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The Longest Day (1962)

G
178 min | Action, Drama, History

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.
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Directors
Ken Annakin (British exterior episodes) | Andrew Marton (American exterior episodes) | Bernhard Wicki (German episodes)
Writers
Cornelius Ryan (screenplay) (book) | Romain Gary (additional episodes written by) | James Jones (additional episodes written by) | David Pursall (additional episodes written by) | Jack Seddon (additional episodes written by)
Cinematographers
Jean Bourgoin (photography) | Walter Wottitz (photography)
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Budget
$ 10,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 39,100,000
Gross (World)
$ 50,100,000
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Release date
Oct 4, 1962 (United States)

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Hans Christian Blech
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Richard Burton
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