The Longest Day


Don’t miss Darryl F. Zanuck’s tribute to WWII veterans post Veterans Day after the completion of the Loft Film Fest.

This was long the pet project of Fox Studios’ boss, production chief-turned-independent producer, Darryl F. Zanuck. After purchasing the screen rights to Cornelius Ryan’s book and with the assistance of five different writers, he fashioned a screenplay covering the events from both the Allied and German points of view.

“Still holds up as the best D-Day picture ever made.” – David Cornelius,

He was able to assemble an international cast of 42 actors and over 10 months of filming without the benefit of CGI, recreated the events on a grand scale that occurred at Normandy and Europe on June 6, 1944. Where possible, he even filmed at the actual locations. (Directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald, Bernhard Wicki, & Darryl F. Zanuck, 1962, USA, 178 min., General Audiences)

Co-presented by the Air Force Association, USAFA Association of Graduates, American Legion, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.