D-Day the Sixth of June

D-Day the Sixth of June

Henry Koster (1956)

101min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This stirring and well-played romantic drama set at the time of the Normandy landings in 1944 is unusual for a film made in the 1950s in that it shows the personal problems of officers actually encroaching on their work. Robert Taylor stars as the American serviceman who recalls his affair with Dana Wynter while her fiancé Richard Todd was fighting in Africa. Aside from the familiar "us-and-them" scenario and the "stiff-upper-lip" heroics of the D-Day invasion, the many pluses of this movie include some fine acting and spectacular action sequences.

Summary

A British colonel and an American captain board a ship heading out on a dangerous mission as part of the Normandy Landings. As the two men prepare for the battle to come, they both reminisce about their love for the same woman. Second World War drama, starring Robert Taylor, Richard Todd, Dana Wynter and Edmond O'Brien.

Cast & Crew

Brad Parker Robert Taylor (1)
John Wynter Richard Todd
Valerie Dana Wynter
Colonel Timmer Edmond O'Brien
Brigadier Russell John Williams
Raymond Boyce Jerry Paris
Dan Stenick Robert Gist
David Archer Richard Stapley
Major Mills Ross Elliott
Colonel Harkens Alex Finlayson
Georgina Marie Brown
Mala Rama Bai
Director Henry Koster
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd Available on: Available on video and DVD

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