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Director:
Writers:
Ivan Moffat (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
29 May 1956 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Greatest Love Story of the War ! See more »
Plot:
En route to Normandy, an American and a British officer reminisce in flashback about their romances with the same woman. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Or, How I Got Sidetracked on the Way to Normandy . See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Taylor ... Capt. Brad Parker

Richard Todd ... Lt. Col. John Wynter

Dana Wynter ... Valerie Russell

Edmond O'Brien ... Lt. Col. Alexander Timmer

John Williams ... Brig. Russell

Jerry Paris ... Raymond Boyce
Robert Gist ... Dan Stenick
Richard Wyler ... David Archer (as Richard Stapley)
Ross Elliott ... Maj. Mills
Alex Finlayson ... Col. Harkens
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Aherne ... Grainger, Associated Press Correspondent (uncredited)

Parley Baer ... Sgt. Gerbert (uncredited)
Rama Bai ... Mala, Russell's Servant (uncredited)
Marie Brown ... Georgina, Red Cross Worker (uncredited)
Virginia Carroll ... American Nurse (uncredited)
Fred Coby ... Medic (uncredited)
Barry Coe ... Helmsman (uncredited)
Ashley Cowan ... LCpl. Bailey (uncredited)
John Damler ... Lt. Col. Ed Cantrell (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti ... Coat Room Attendant (uncredited)
Reggie Dvorak ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Douglas Evans ... Ship Captain (uncredited)
Conrad Feia ... Lieutenant at Party (uncredited)
Joe J. Garcia ... Puchani (uncredited)
Paul Glass ... Randall (uncredited)

Dabbs Greer ... Cpl. Atkinson (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Man on Train (uncredited)
Thomas Browne Henry ... Gen. Bolthouse (uncredited)
Lillian Kemble-Cooper ... British Nurse (uncredited)
Queenie Leonard ... Corporal on Train (uncredited)
Chester Marshall ... Lt. Clayford Binns (uncredited)
Patricia McMahon ... Suzette (uncredited)
June Mitchell ... Waitress (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Sgt. Tom Brooks (uncredited)
Gavin Muir ... Voice of Radio Broadcaster (uncredited)
Damian O'Flynn ... Gen. Pike (uncredited)
Robert Patten ... Petty Officer (uncredited)
George Pelling ... Capt. Waller (uncredited)
Tom Pittman ... Air Force Officer (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Man on Train (uncredited)
Howard Price ... American War Correspondent (uncredited)
Jack Raine ... Officer (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ... German Captain (uncredited)
Grant Scott ... Palmer (uncredited)
Mickey Scott ... Paducci (uncredited)
Reginald Sheffield ... Hotel Proprietor (uncredited)
Geoffrey Steele ... Maj. McEwen (uncredited)
Victoria Ward ... Mrs. Hamilton (uncredited)
Ben Wright ... Gen. Millensbeck (uncredited)
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Directed by
Henry Koster 
 
Writing credits
Ivan Moffat (screenplay) and
Harry Brown (screenplay)

Lionel Shapiro (novel)

Produced by
Charles Brackett .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lyn Murray 
 
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William Mace 
 
Art Direction by
Lewis H. Creber 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Walter M. Scott 
Charles Vassar (set decorations)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Ann Kirk .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Jack Obringer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lee Stanfield .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William Eckhardt .... unit manager (uncredited)
Abe Steinberg .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Silver .... assistant director
Kenneth Kessler .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master (uncredited)
Sidney H. Greenwood .... assistant prop man (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
William Edwards .... recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Boyd 'Red' Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Clark .... camera operator (uncredited)
Jack Deerson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Johnny Greer .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... executive wardrobe designer (as Charles LeMaire)
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Sam Benson .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Marjorie Moran .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Theodore R. Parvin .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Nanette Smith .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (as Maurice de Packh)
Lionel Newman .... conductor
 
Other crew
Dan Gilmer .... technical advisor (as Colonel Dan Gilmer U.S.A.)
Michael Audley .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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  • U.S. Army  the Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation thanks for its generous cooperation in the production of this motion picture (as the United States Army)
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  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation  Cinemascope is the registered trademark of (as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation ®)
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Runtime:
106 min
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Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (1994) | USA:Approved (certificate #17873) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
A parachutist during World War II, Richard Todd actually took part in the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Or, How I Got Sidetracked on the Way to Normandy ., 24 August 2005
Author: Jake (jemstream@hotmail.com) from Melbourne Australia

A film which springs immediately to mind after watching D-Day the Sixth of June is Abbott and Costello go to Mars. In that cerebral little opus A&C never actually get to Mars - they go to Venus instead, and even then it is only after some considerable preliminaries. Unlike that picture, D-Day the Sixth of June does actually get to the events referred to, but it is only as an aside for ten minutes or so at the end; like Abbott and Costello go to Mars, the title is a complete misrepresentation.

For most of its running time this film is actually a boring and clichéd melodrama in which Robert Taylor, Richard Todd and Dana Wynter play three two-dimensional characters involved in a love triangle against a backdrop of wartime England (Hollywood's conception of wartime England, anyway). The three roles may just as well have been played by cardboard cut-outs, but for what it's worth Richard Todd probably comes off best, being the only one of the major cast members who even hints at creating a real-life character. Robert Taylor is at his most wooden, and also possibly a little too old for his role. His love scenes with Dana Wynter generate less passion than an undertaker's convention. But then again, Dana Wynter always did seem to me to be a particularly passionless actress.

It can only be regretted that the film's makers did not spend more time on the subsidiary characters, who seem to me to be far more interesting. Brigadier Russell is well played by John Williams, and his resentment of the American interlopers is a theme which could have been developed far more fully. Likewise the flaky nature of Edmond O'Briens Colonel Timmer is never really explored or explained in any sense at all.

All in all, I enjoyed Abbott and Costello Go to Mars a lot more.

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