History Trivia / TheLongestDay

18th Mar '17 4:10:10 AM Saveelich
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** Also played straight by Bill Millin, the bagpiper with Lord Lovat's commandos.
18th Mar '17 3:55:57 AM Saveelich
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Engineers are seen removing explosives from the Orne Bridge. In reality they hadn't been placed in their slots when the gliders landed. Zanuck chose to ignore Howard's telling him this for the sake of drama.

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Engineers are seen removing explosives from the Orne Bridge. In reality they hadn't been placed in their slots when the gliders landed. Zanuck chose to ignore Howard's telling him this for the sake of drama.


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** The casino of Ouistreham was blown up by the Germans in 1943 and a bunker was built in its place. [[http://www.histoirenormande.fr/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/casino.jpg The movie's casino]] is still intact with the ground floor turned into a bunker. And it didn't look like [[http://www.ouistreham.mobi/ressources/images/diaporama/1944/casino/1fr.jpg the real casino]] to begin with.
18th Mar '17 3:52:11 AM Saveelich
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Averted - Fox was planning on just doing a quick wide release to earn some cash they needed to offset their losses from ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}''. Darryl Zanuck threatened to bring''The Longest Day'' to Warner Bros. if they didn't do a proper roadshow release, and Fox had to comply. (it still was the box office hit the studio needed)

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Averted - Fox was planning on just doing a quick wide release to earn some cash they needed to offset their pre-release losses from ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}''. Darryl Zanuck threatened to bring''The Longest Day'' to Warner Bros. if they didn't do a proper roadshow release, and Fox had to comply. (it still was the box office hit the studio needed)
18th Mar '17 3:50:55 AM Saveelich
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** The part of the British padre was first offered to Creator/DirkBogarde, who turned it down.

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** The part of the British padre was first offered to Creator/DirkBogarde, Dirk Bogarde, who turned it down.
18th Mar '17 3:50:43 AM Saveelich
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* AllStarCast: If you were an A-List male actor in Hollywood in 1962, you have at least a bit part in this film. Plus a couple well-known British, French and German actors. Some like Creator/SeanConnery [[RetroactiveRecognition had not yet hit mainstream attention]], and some others are barely noticeable such as Creator/ClintEastwood, who plays a US ranger.

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* AllStarCast: If you were an A-List male actor in Hollywood in 1962, you have at least a bit part in this film. Plus a couple well-known British, French and German actors. Some like Creator/SeanConnery [[RetroactiveRecognition had not yet hit mainstream attention]], and some others are barely noticeable almost unnoticeable such as Creator/ClintEastwood, who plays a US ranger.
26th Feb '17 3:32:10 AM Saveelich
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* AllStarCast: If you were an A-List male actor in Hollywood in 1962, you have at least a bit part in this film. Plus a couple well-known British, French and German actors. Some like Creator/SeanConnery [[RetroactiveRecognition had not yet hit mainstream attention]], and some others are barely noticeable (such as Creator/ClintEastwood, who plays a US ranger).

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* AllStarCast: If you were an A-List male actor in Hollywood in 1962, you have at least a bit part in this film. Plus a couple well-known British, French and German actors. Some like Creator/SeanConnery [[RetroactiveRecognition had not yet hit mainstream attention]], and some others are barely noticeable (such such as Creator/ClintEastwood, who plays a US ranger).ranger.
26th Feb '17 3:31:56 AM Saveelich
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* AllStarCast: If you were an A-List male actor in Hollywood in 1962, you have at least a bit part in this film. Plus a couple well-known British, French and German actors.

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* AllStarCast: If you were an A-List male actor in Hollywood in 1962, you have at least a bit part in this film. Plus a couple well-known British, French and German actors. Some like Creator/SeanConnery [[RetroactiveRecognition had not yet hit mainstream attention]], and some others are barely noticeable (such as Creator/ClintEastwood, who plays a US ranger).
27th Oct '16 12:41:03 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheDanza: Sort of. Gen. James Gavin, played by Robert Ryan, was actually born James Ryan, but put up for adoption at age two, and adopted by Martin and Mary Gavin at age seven.
* DawsonCasting: Creator/JohnWayne as Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Vandervoort. The real Benjamin Vandervoort was 12 years younger than Wayne, and on D-Day he had been just 27, while Wayne was '''54''' when the movie was filmed.

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* TheDanza: TheDanza:
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Sort of. Gen. James Gavin, played by Robert Ryan, was actually born James Ryan, but put up for adoption at age two, and adopted by Martin and Mary Gavin at age seven.
** Creator/RichardBurton plays Richard Campbell.
* DawsonCasting: DawsonCasting Creator/JohnWayne as Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Vandervoort. The real Benjamin Vandervoort was 12 years younger than Wayne, and on D-Day he had been just 27, while Wayne was '''54''' when the movie was filmed.
26th Oct '16 6:57:11 AM Saveelich
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* TheDanza: Sort of.
Gen. James Gavin, played by Robert Ryan, was actually born James Ryan, but put up for adoption at age two, and adopted by Martin and Mary Gavin at age seven.

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* TheDanza: Sort of. \n Gen. James Gavin, played by Robert Ryan, was actually born James Ryan, but put up for adoption at age two, and adopted by Martin and Mary Gavin at age seven.
14th Oct '16 11:33:37 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/BrigitteBardot and Marina Vlady turned down the role of Janine Boitard.
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