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Longest Day, The

And to accompany it, here’s The Longest Film. Lots of star turns here but we can’t help feeling that it’s all a little pointless. By the time all the characters are introduced you settle down to watch them do something and then…that’s it. Finito. Robert Mitchum is the best on show here and there are some genuinely disturbing parts regarding the landing themselves, particularly as the landing craft drop their doors and the bullets fly in, that don’t need Private Ryan splatter-tactics to get their point across. 



  1. Morgan

    August 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    “…. And if your in doubt about who’s on the other side of that wall, here’s a cricket thingy.” Can’t help but think Dad’s Army spiv Walker, had a job lot he wanted shifting.

  2. Glenn Aylett

    May 6, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    I quite like the end scene where Richard Burton is playing a downed RAF pilot with a broken leg and commenting, ” the few are getting fewer” to an American soldier. Only a small role, but Rich plays it well, wondering if he’ll survive the war.

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