That doesn't make sense for two reasons: I don't think he looked all that much older in the early 60s when this movie was made than he did in the mid 40s. Second and more significantly, John Wayne and Robert Ryan were 27 years and 15 years older than their respective characters they portrayed were on D-Day. So why not have Eisenhower play himself? Nov 01, · Voice of Dwight D. Eisenhower Vicco Von Buelow German officer (uncredited) Daniel Gélin Crew Andrew Marton Director Bernhard Wicki Director Ken Annakin Director Alex C. Weldon Special Effects Augie Lohman Special Effects Cornelius Ryan Book Author, Screenwriter Cornelius Ryan Book Author, Screenwriter Darryl F. Zanuck Producer David Pursall Screenwriter. Jun 06, · Grace played Dwight Eisenhower in “The Longest Day.” But Grace wasn’t an actor. He was set decorator. He was chosen for the film because of his surprising resemblance of our 34th president. Eisenhower was actually considered to play himself, but makeup artists couldn’t make him look young enough, according to IMDB. The Longest Day () Cast and Crew. General Norma Cota (Robert Mitchum) travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French territory. The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results. First scene featuring Yanks, Stuart Whitman and Steve Forrest among those reporting to John Wayne as Col. Vandervoort, then Ray Danton attending to Robert Mitchum as Gen. Cota, joined by Eddie Albert, all waiting for D-Day, in producer Darryl Zanuck s The Longest Day. # Colonel Benjamin Vandervoort was very disappointed to find that he was being played in the movie by John Wayne, since even 17 years after D-Day Vandervoort was still a decade younger than the year-old Wayne. # John Robinson, who plays Admiral Ramsay, actually took part in the D-Day landings. The best trivia for The Longest Day (). Add more and vote on your favourites! The best trivia for The Longest Day (). Add more and vote on your favourites! Trivia: Former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was considered for the role of himself in the film, and he indicated his willingness, Actors: Bourvil. The Longest Day is a epic war film based on Cornelius Ryan's book The Longest Day () about the D-Day landings at Normandy on June 6, , during World War II. The film was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, who paid author Ryan $, for the film versant.us by: Maurice Jarre (score), Paul Anka .
Although he changed the cap-badge to that of Major Howard's regiment, the beret that Richard Todd who plays Howard wears in this movie, is the one that he actually wore on D-Day. Ranger dummies were built by the props crew for the cliff and beach action sequences. Eisenhower's decision to go, as Supreme Commander of SHAEF , after reviewing the initial reports of bad weather and reports about the divisions within the German High Command as to where an invasion might happen or what their response should be. The film employed several Axis and Allied military consultants who had been actual participants on D-Day, and many had their roles re-enacted in the film. The following year, Allied plans for a cross-Channel invasion began to ramp up.
Audible Download Audio Books. Best Foreign Production. Hans von Salmuth uncredited. The Springfield and Little Rock, both World War II light cruisers though extensively reconfigured into guided missile cruisers were used in the shore bombardment scenes, though it was easy to tell they did not resemble their wartime configuration. Sir Alec Guinness was sought for a cameo.
In addition, as a long-service veteran his colleague says he served in the Battle of Britain he should be wearing the ribbon of the Star as it was then , which was issued to all qualified personnel from My Favorite Historical Films. Montgomery uncredited Heinz Reincke We're under fire. A significant psychological blow, it also prevented Hitler from sending troops from France to build up his Eastern Front against the advancing Soviets. Eisenhower , but his remarkable resemblance to Eisenhower got him the role. It hits three high notes and a fourth that is lower as in "bim, bim, bim, bum". He said, "That Limey mumbles his lines and looks like a slob! Ocker: Now get a hold of yourself, Pluskat.