History Film / TheLongestDay

23rd Jun '17 9:11:28 AM Mdumas43073
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Because the film was made just 18 years after the events it depicts, many of the older actors had actually fought in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and some had even taken part in the landings. Richard Todd even played his own commanding officer from 1944.[[note]]Todd had participated in the Pegasus Bridge operation as a young soldier, and is even shown in the film interacting with "himself", although this is never mentioned in the film. Supposedly, he was offered the chance to play himself, but he picked his CO instead because he felt his own role in the landings was too small. [[/note]]

Actors appearing as part of the huge AllStarCast in this film include Creator/RichardBurton, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/RobertMitchum, and Creator/JohnWayne.

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Actors appearing as part of the huge AllStarCast include Creator/RichardBurton, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/RobertMitchum, and Creator/JohnWayne. Because the film was made just 18 years after the events it depicts, many of the older actors had actually fought in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and some had even taken part in the landings. Richard Todd even played his own commanding officer from 1944.[[note]]Todd had participated in the Pegasus Bridge operation as a young soldier, and is even shown in the film interacting with "himself", although this is never mentioned in the film. Supposedly, he was offered the chance to play himself, but he picked his CO instead because he felt his own role in the landings was too small. [[/note]]

Actors appearing as part of the huge AllStarCast in this film include Creator/RichardBurton, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/RobertMitchum, and Creator/JohnWayne.
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23rd Jun '17 9:10:26 AM Mdumas43073
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Because the film was made just 18 years after the events it depicts, many of the older actors had actually fought in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and some had even taken part in the landings -- Richard Todd even played his own commanding officer from 1944.[[note]]Todd had participated in the Pegasus Bridge operation as a young soldier, and is even shown in the film interacting with "himself", although this is never mentioned in the film. Supposedly, he was offered the chance to play himself, but he picked his CO instead because he felt his own role in the landings was too small. [[/note]]

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Because the film was made just 18 years after the events it depicts, many of the older actors had actually fought in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and some had even taken part in the landings -- landings. Richard Todd even played his own commanding officer from 1944.[[note]]Todd had participated in the Pegasus Bridge operation as a young soldier, and is even shown in the film interacting with "himself", although this is never mentioned in the film. Supposedly, he was offered the chance to play himself, but he picked his CO instead because he felt his own role in the landings was too small. [[/note]]
23rd Jun '17 8:54:31 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Longest Day'' is a 1959 book by Cornelius Ryan describing the events of D-Day as seen through the eyes of as many of the participants -- Allied, German and local inhabitants -- as he could find and interview.

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''The Longest Day'' is a 1959 book by Cornelius Ryan describing the events of D-Day as seen through the eyes of as many of the participants -- Allied, German participants--Allied, German, and local inhabitants -- as inhabitants--as he could find and interview.
23rd Jun '17 8:51:02 AM Mdumas43073
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->''Many men came here as soldiers, many men will pass this way. Many men will count the hours as they live The Longest Day.\\
Many men are tired and weary, many men are here to stay. Many men won't see the sunset when it ends [[TitleDrop The Longest Day]].''

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->''Many ->''"Many men came here as soldiers, many men will pass this way. Many men will count the hours as they live The Longest Day.\\
Many men are tired and weary, many men are here to stay. Many men won't see the sunset when it ends [[TitleDrop The Longest Day]].''"''
23rd Jun '17 8:50:45 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Longest Day'' is the title of a 1959 book by Cornelius Ryan describing the events of D-Day through the eyes of as many of the participants -- Allied, German and local inhabitants -- as he could find and interview.

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''The Longest Day'' is the title of a 1959 book by Cornelius Ryan describing the events of D-Day as seen through the eyes of as many of the participants -- Allied, German and local inhabitants -- as he could find and interview.
23rd Jun '17 8:49:21 AM Mdumas43073
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23rd Jun '17 8:46:11 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Longest Day'' is the title of a book by Cornelius Ryan describing the events of D-Day through the eyes of as many of the participants -- Allied, German and local inhabitants -- as he could find and interview.

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''The Longest Day'' is the title of a 1959 book by Cornelius Ryan describing the events of D-Day through the eyes of as many of the participants -- Allied, German and local inhabitants -- as he could find and interview.
23rd Jun '17 8:45:13 AM Mdumas43073
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-->-- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PwUJrVeLgY From the]] ThemeTune by Maurice Jarre and Paul Anka.

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-->-- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PwUJrVeLgY From the]] ThemeTune by Maurice Jarre '''Maurice Jarre''' and Paul Anka.
'''Paul Anka'''
6th Jun '17 9:32:35 PM Ambaryerno
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* ButtMonkey: "Sergeant Coffepot." He has exactly two scenes in the movie, one at the beginning where he's being ridiculed (from out of earshot) by a French civilian, the next one where he arrives at the beach just in time to freak out and run from the Allied bombardment.

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* ButtMonkey: ButtMonkey:
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"Sergeant Coffepot." He has exactly two scenes in the movie, one at the beginning where he's being ridiculed (from out of earshot) by a French civilian, the next one where he arrives at the beach just in time to freak out and run from the Allied bombardment.
** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Pluskat Pluskat]] has a very bad day. First his warning that the Allied fleet of "5000" ships has shown up right at his position being dismissed as the Allies not having ''nearly'' that many ships. Then getting ''shelled'' by those same 5000 ships. And later he gets strafed off the road while driving back to headquarters by a pair of RAF fighter-bombers.
1st Mar '17 5:42:10 AM Bissek
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* DwindlingParty: One minor character is a fighter pilot who had fought in the Battle of Britain - and had just watched the only other pilot in his squadron with that distinction get shot down.
-->'''Pilot:''' Funny thing about being one of the few. We keep getting fewer.
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