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D-Day the Sixth of June -- En route to Normandy, an American and a British officer reminisce in flashback about their romances with the same woman.


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Release Date:
29 May 1956 (USA) See more »
The Greatest Love Story of the War ! See more »
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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  (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)
Marie Dixon ... 2nd lady on train asking for an American ciggerate (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)
Joy Lafleur ... Mrs. Hamilton (uncredited)
Queenie Leonard ... Corporal on Train (uncredited)
Chester Marshall ... Lt. Clayford Binns (uncredited)
Patricia McMahon ... Suzette (uncredited)
June Mitchell ... Waitress (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz ... Officer at Party (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)
Ben Wright ... Gen. Millensbeck (uncredited)

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
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

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • 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)
  • Bausch & Lomb  CinemaScope Lenses by
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation  Cinemascope is the registered trademark of (as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation ®)

Additional Details

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106 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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

Did You Know?

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 »
Anachronisms: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Teenage Rebel (1956)See more »
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Fox---When Did They Purchase the Rgihts to the Novel?
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17 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Dana and Her Two Guys, 23 September 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Despite the imposing title D-Day the Sixth of June which might lead one to believe it is an account of the Normandy invasion. It is in fact and old fashioned war romance. For Robert Taylor this was a throwback picture, back to the kind of romantic stuff he did in his early days of being MGM's number one pin-up boy.

Dana Wynter has Richard Todd as her steady beau who's gone to war just as America's gotten into it via Pearl Harbor. Todd goes missing in action and Wynter in her best British stiff upper lip style goes to help in the war effort herself as the Nazis loom perilously close to the island kingdom.

Robert Taylor gets to be one of the first American officers assigned over in Europe and Wynter and he meet via an altercation her father, John Williams, has with some bumptious GIs. Wynter diplomatically smooths things out and she and Taylor develop a relationship. It can't really go anywhere because Taylor's married. But they're both in need of each other at the moment.

Curiously enough this does parallel the situation of the Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower who carried on an affair with his British driver Kay Summersby. Ike of course was married and Kay was a war widow.

Todd does make it back and that does complicate matters. All this in the shadow of the impending cross-channel invasion.

Richard Todd had a promising career during the 1950s. He became well known to American audiences via his appearance in some Disney films and other American productions. Strangely enough it seemed to halt in the following decade and the international stardom that beckoned never came to fruition. He was a fine player capable of a wide variety of roles, even being a villain in a Hitchcock film. But I personally like him best as a hero.

And a genuine hero he was. He was actually at D-Day as a British Commando and won a whole slew of medals. Bob Taylor also was in the Armed Forces in World War II, he did three years in Uncle Sam's Navy in the Pacific.

Dana Wynter I've always thought of as a British version of Ava Gardner. And she had the talent to match. She also should have had a bigger career. I would say her beauty is regal and lo and behold she actually made that statement true when she portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in a film about Charles and Diana.

For war picture fans there's still enough action to satisfy. The only other role of real significance was Edmond O'Brien as Taylor's boss at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. Another reviewer said his role was not developed well. I wish it had been myself. But it probably would have taken away from the romance.

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