D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Capt. Brad Parker
Lt. Col. John Wynter
Valerie Russell
Lt. Col. Alexander Timmer
Brig. Russell
Raymond Boyce
Robert Gist ...
Dan Stenick
Richard Wyler ...
David Archer (as Richard Stapley)
Maj. Mills
Alex Finlayson ...
Col. Harkens


'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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29 May 1956 (USA)  »

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This movie's "Special Force Six" is a fictional military unit and did not actually exist. See more »


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 »


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Music by Harry Warren
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D-DAY THE SIXTH OF JUNE (Henry Koster, 1956) **1/2
8 April 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Another big-budget WWII adventure, filmed in color and widescreen by Fox in the '50s - and a misleadingly titled one, as it barely concerns the crucial 1944 Normandy invasion it references (not surprisingly Fox returned to this subject, and tackled it much more comprehensively, in THE LONGEST DAY [1962])! As a matter of fact, the film's one genuine battle sequence, while quite well done, occurs only after having gone through some 80 minutes of incessant talk; the bulk of this footage is devoted to a romantic triangle, told in lengthy flashbacks, which comprises American Robert Taylor and Brits Richard Todd and Dana Wynter, plus a rather irrelevant subplot involving maverick Colonel Edmond O'Brien! That said, the film is glossily proficient and remains highly watchable as the kind of unassuming entertainment turned out on a general basis by Hollywood in its heyday...

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