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D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)

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

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Lt. Col. John Wynter
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Valerie Russell
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Brig. Russell
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Raymond Boyce
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Dan Stenick
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David Archer (as Richard Stapley)
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Alex Finlayson ...
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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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$2,075,000 (estimated)
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Average Shot Length (ASL) = 13 seconds. Or 18 seconds if the battle sequence near the end is excluded. 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 »

Quotes

Lt. Col. Alexander Timmer: I'm gonna get into a combat unit if I have to take a bust down to captain to do it.
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No Love, No Nothin'
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Music by Harry Warren
Played 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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