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The Longest Day

August 24, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present

The Longest Day (1962)
Directed by Andrew Martin, Ken Annakin, Bernard Wicki, Ger Oswald

By the early 1960s, Hollywood produced some of its most ambitious international productions. Producer Darryl F. Zanuck aimed to set the bar high for World War II epics with this account of the Allied forces’ D-Day invasion of German-occupied France. To handle the film’s multiple perspectives and massive cast, Zanuck recruited several directors, multiple filming units, and a dizzying cast of tough-guy stars and teen idols. Shot in France, Germany and the U.K., the film treats war as a procedural, dissecting the gradual advances the Allies needed to take to win the war.

Directors: Andrew Martin, Ken Annakin, Bernard Wicki, Ger Oswald. Screenwriter: Cornelius Ryan. Cast: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda

DCP, b/w, 180 min.

FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.
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August 24, 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States