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D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  29 May 1956 (USA)
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En route to Normandy, an American and a British officer reminisce in flashback about their romances with the same woman.

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Capt. Brad Parker
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Lt. Col. John Wynter
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Valerie Russell
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Lt. Col. Alexander Timmer
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Brig. Russell
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Raymond Boyce
Robert Gist ...
Dan Stenick
Richard Wyler ...
David Archer (as Richard Stapley)
Ross Elliott ...
Maj. Mills
Alex Finlayson ...
Col. Harkens
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'Twas the night before D-Day. One ship, carrying Special Force Six, leaves ahead of the main invasion on a dangerous mission. On board are British Colonel Wynter and American Captain Parker, who each, in flashback, reminisce about their separate involvements with beauteous Valerie Russell. Will the coming battle (confined to the film's last fifteen minutes) determine which one comes home to her? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The Great Love Story of the Great War See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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29 May 1956 (USA)  »

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The Sixth of June  »

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Trivia

This movie is based on the fictional 1955 romantic war novel, 'The Sixth of June' by Lionel Shapiro. Shapiro had been a World War II Canadian war correspondent for 'The Montreal Gazette'. He actually landed with the Canadian armed forces on D-Day for the the Allied invasion of Sicily, Salerno and Juno Beach. 'The Sixth of June' novel won the Governor General's Award for English Language Fiction. See more »

Goofs

When the US soldiers are mocking a Home Guard unit drilling nearby they say things like "they haven't even got uniforms". This would appear to be the case as you can see them wearing only LDV (Local Defence Volunteers) armbands on top of their "civvies". This was the case when the force was first formed early in the war (1940) well before the US entered the war after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on December 7th 1941. But by the time the GIs arrived in Britain in 1942 all units of the Home Guard were fully equipped with uniforms, weapons etc. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Teenage Rebel (1956) See more »

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Music by Harry Warren
Played at the Italian restaurant and at various times throughout the picture
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User Reviews

Wonderful movie

Richard Todd is one of the best actors ever. He makes you feel like you are right there with him, living the part. People just don`t seem to know that he was actually there fighting on the real D-Day! You have always been my hero Mr. Todd and you always will be. You know how special you are to me. Thank you! myrna


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