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The longest day / [Darryl F. Zanuck Productions and Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation] ; British exterior episodes directed by Ken Annakin ; American exterior episodes directed by Andrew Marton ; German episodes directed by Bernhard Wicki ; screenplay by Cornelius Ryan ; distributed by Twentieth Century Fox.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (178 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [1999]

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General Note:
Widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
Based on the book by Cornelius Ryan.
D-Day 50th Anniversary original black and white version of the motion picture, including the original Movietone News announcement of the invasion and the original movie trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck ; photography, Jean Bourgoin, Walter Wottitz ; editor, Samuel E. Beetley ; music, Maurice Jarre.
Participant or Performer Note:
John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Robert Mitchum, Rod Steiger, Richard Todd, Red Buttons, Richard Beymer, Robert Ryan, Mel Ferrer.
Summary, etc.:
Re-enacts the military operation of D-Day from four points of view--the workings of the high commands of the American, English, French, and German forces in their battle scheme for Normandy. Largely filmed on actual invasion sites in France.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated by MPAA.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
English (5.0 surorund, Dolby surround) or French (Dolby surround) language soundtrack with optional subtitles in English and Spanish ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Awards Note:
Winner of two Academy Awards: Special effects and Cinematography, 1962.
Subject: Digital recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > France > Normandy > Drama.
Genre: War films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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