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The Long Day's Dying (1968)

 -  Drama | War  -  28 May 1968 (USA)
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The saga of three British soldiers and their German captive as they trek through the European countryside. Based on the novel by Alan White.

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The saga of three British soldiers and their German captive as they trek through the European countryside. Based on the novel by Alan White.

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The Forgotten Film?
23 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw the long day's dying when it first came out at the cinema, I thought the film gave a good soldiers point of view, it gave a realistic account, of men at war. The storyline moves at a nice pace, showing a group of men behind enemy lines, and trying to return back to their own lines with an enemy prisoner. The characters are well developed, and believable.

David Hemmings is a good actor and plays the leading role with conviction, as does Alan Dobie (as German Helmut) I was surprised, that i have been unable to find this film on VHS or DVD, and I feel it has become the forgotten film, which is sad , as it is superior to many other war films I have seen.


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