D-Day, the Sixth of June (1956)

Genres - Romance, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama, War Romance  |   Release Date - May 29, 1956 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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We don't see much of Omaha Beach in D-Day, the Sixth of June. Instead, the film concentrates on a romantic triangle involving American officer Robert Taylor, British officer Richard Todd and the lovely Dana Wynter. Taylor and Todd spend the last hours before D-Day reminiscing about Wynter. The romantic dilemma is eventually solved shortly after the invasion, when one of the men conveniently steps on a land mine. Lionel Shapiro's novel was geared more for the beach-and-bonbons crowd than war buffs, and the film follows suit. 20th Century-Fox gives a far more thorough account of D-Day itself in 1963's The Longest Day.

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war, invasion, land-mine, love, love-affair, love-triangle, military, officer, relationship, romance