Cinema: Oct. 26, 1962

The Longest Day. General Zanuck's war games are played off like cops and robbers. With 42 stars and a musical score by Ludwig van Beethoven and Paul Anka to inspire them, Zanuck's troops have a splendid time on D-day outfoxing those funny old Germans, dodging bullets (even the casualties are bloodless), and scaring old ladies. Day is three hours long, and while it is never boring, it is basically an episodic documentary that sometimes has the bad taste to say: war is swell.

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