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Director:
Writers:
Ivan Moffat (screenplay) and
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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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D-DAY THE SIXTH OF JUNE (Henry Koster, 1956) **1/2 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)
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)
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


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 ®)

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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:
This movie was originally going to be filmed in England but it ended up being filmed in California, USA, on location there and at the Fox Studio back-lot.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: At about one hour,one minute and 17 seconds into the film a panoramic view of Tangiers is shown but it's the present-day modern city of Tangiers, complete with high-rise modern hotels and harbor rather than the 1940s wartime Tangiers.See more »
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Soundtrack:
(I've Got a Gal in) KalamazooSee more »

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Fox---When Did They Purchase the Rgihts to the Novel?
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
D-DAY THE SIXTH OF JUNE (Henry Koster, 1956) **1/2, 8 April 2006
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

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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