American blockbuster, The Longest Day borrows its title from an expression by Marshal Erwin Rommel on April 22, 1944, when he inspected the Atlantic Wall. Considered in its day to be the most expensive film in cinema history, it retained this title in the category of black and white productions until 1993 and the theatrical release of Steven Spielberg’s The Schindler’s List. Inspired by the eponymous book by Cornelius Ryan published in 1959, it documents the Allied landings in Normandy on June 6, 1944. Its cast brings together Canadian, American, British, Australian, Belgian, French and German actors and can count on stars like John Wayne , Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda and Bourvil and on up-and-coming legends like Sean Connery and Clint Eastwood. The latter was not credited in the credits but plays a soldier.
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