D-Day the Sixth of June

  • PG
  • Henry Koster (1956)
  • US
  • 101 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Second World War romance starring Robert Taylor, Richard Todd and Dana Wynter. While waiting to sail to Normandy as part of the invading Allied army, an American officer looks back on his love affair with an Englishwoman.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Henry Koster

Other Information

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