The Longest Day

Oscar Winner
Runtime: 178 minutes


The Longest Day is a action film released in 1962. It is based on the book "The Longest Day: June 6, 1944" by Ryan, Cornelius. . The film stars Eddie Albert as Col. Thompson, Paul Anka as U.S. Army Ranger and Arletty as Madame Barrault. The Longest Day was produced for $10,000,000. Since it's release it has grossed over $39,000,000 in ticket sales and $18,000,000 in rental and home sales.

The Longest Day was recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences in four categories. It won the Oscar for cinematography (black-and-white) . It was also an Oscar nominee for art direction (black-and-white), film editing and best picture.

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Average Shot Length = ~8 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6.5 seconds

Filming Locations

Bénouville, Calvados, France

Rivedoux, Île de Ré, Charente-Maritime, France

Calvados, France

Château de Chantilly, Chantilly, Oise, France


Fox Boulogne Studios, Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France


La Pointe du Hoc, Calvados, France

La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France

Orne, France

Ouistreham, Calvados, France

Plage de Lotu, Saint-Florent, Haute-Corse, France

Plage de Saleccia, Saint-Florent, Haute-Corse, France

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, Calvados, France

Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Manche, France

Île de Ré, Charente-Maritime, France

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