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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 film's opening prologue states: "1944. Half a million men awaited the signal to cross the English Channel. For many it was to be the last day of their lives. It was D-DAY THE SIXTH OF JUNE." See more »

Goofs

At about 53 minutes and 14 seconds into the film a map of Europe is seen hanging on the wall.Judging by the color-coded countries seen on the map it's obvious a post-WW2 European map.Germany,for instance,is clearly separated into 2 sections , namely West and East Germany. See more »

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Referenced in Teenage Rebel (1956) See more »

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I Had the Craziest Dream
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Music by Harry Warren
Played at the Italian restaurant and at the Red Cross club
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the war of the words
8 July 2004 | by (sparks nv) – See all my reviews

Okay, we'll keep this one short: lots of big stars (Robert Taylor, Dana Wynter, Edmund O'Brien, et al), lots of extras, lots and lots of talking, but absolutely no sense of urgency or feeling of impending action is present in this hour and 46 minute blabfest. In fact, for the first 80 minutes, nothing much happens. Yes, Taylor is quite handsome in his military uniform and, yes, Ms. Wynter is very fetching in her military uniform and, yes, a predictable romance develops with an equally predictable ending, but THAT'S IT!! That's the whole plodding film in a nutshell. Believe us, if movies about the greatest invasion in history are the sort of thing that floats your boat, you would be much better advised to stick with "The Longest Day". This over-processed turkey spread shoulda stayed in the can.


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