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Director:
Writers:
Ivan Moffat (screenplay) and
Harry Brown (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
29 May 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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User Reviews:
Romantic Melodrama With An American Bias 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)
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)
Victoria Ward ... Mrs. Hamilton (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
 
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)
  • Bausch & Lomb  CinemaScope Lenses by
  • 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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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:
Actress Dana Wynter (who plays Valerie Russell) picked this movie as her favorite of all her films, calling it "an unresolved love story".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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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Romantic Melodrama With An American Bias, 10 January 2005
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

It's rather strange watching D DAY THE SIXTH OF JUNE in 2005 because what strikes you is that it's a war movie made with a female audience in mind . Maybe it wasn't so strange at the time because a large proportion of the female population in Britain at the time could probably relate to having both a British boyfriend and an American lover on the go at the same time , but still the thought of a war movie marketed towards women seems somewhat bizarre since it's a genre most females seem to dislike . For example has anyone seen the comments on BLACK HAWK DOWN from teenage girls confessing they went to the cinema simply to see Orlando Bloom and had to endure two hours of on screen carnage ?

My problem D DAY THE SIXTH OF JUNE is that it's an American movie . Nothing wrong with that since the Yanks make better films than anyone else but since it's based on actual events it's a very poor history lesson . For example we cut via flashback to a radio broadcast in 1942 stating that because of American involvement in North Africa the campaign was now a foregone conclusion . I will state truthfully that Britain couldn't have won the second world war without American assistance , but we won the Battle of Britain without American assistance and in 1941 British Commonwealth forces numbering 36,000 managed to hold back an Italian army numbering 400,000 in North Africa , while the decisive battle in the region at El Alamein was an entirely British commonwealth victory save for some equipment that was made in America . Watching this movie you're led to believe that the Brits didn't have a clue what they were doing unless they had expert help from Uncle Sam . Britain spent almost two years alone fighting the Axis powers , which is not something you'd learn from this movie

There areone or two good points . One is Richard Todd's performance as a British para . Todd spent the second world war as an officer in the parachute regiment and took part in the D Day landings himself so he gives method acting a whole new meaning , though his character isn't on screen as much as he should have been . Despite being filmed 50 years ago the long awaited battle scenes are good and must have been outstanding in their day , and lastly despite having an American bias this movie occasionally points out the Canadian contribution to the Second world war something that THE LONGEST DAY negates somewhat

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