The Longest Day (PG) | Lytchett Matravers Village Hall

£5.00

Thursday 6th June 2024, 5.30pm


This 1962 blockbuster epic presents the story of the Allied 1944 D-Day Normandy landings according to Cornelius Ryan’s bestseller, producer Darryl F Zanuck and 20th Century Fox with an epic all-star cast!

This film screening will precede the lighting of a beacon commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. This event is being organised by Lytchett Matravers Parish Council.  Surplus proceeds will be donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

A fish & chips wagon will be outside the village hall from 4pm where food can be ordered direct, either in person before the screening or by phone, for pre-film or intermission suppers. Attendees may bring their own liquid refreshments and glasses but teas and coffees will also be available to buy.  Seating will be provided on the Village Hall terrace. No food will be allowed in the hall during the actual film screening.

 

Doors open: 5.00 pm
Film: 5.30 pm
Intermission: 7.00 pm to 7.20 pm
Venue: Lytchett Matravers Village Hall, 90 Wareham Road, Lytchett Matravers BH16 6DT
Ticket price: £5   | Film only

THE LIGHTING OF THE BEACON

9:00pm: Beacon Lighting. The ceremony starts at 9pm when Cadets will process with the beacon to the centre of the Recreation ground. The beacon will be lit at 9.15pm.

HOW TO BOOK
Tickets available from Lytchett Matravers Parish Council direct: asprayr@gmail.com. Alternatively please message Robert Aspray on 07989 524075. 

THE LONGEST DAY (PG)

Director: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wick, Gerd Oswald
Cast: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Robert Wagner
Action • Drama • History | USA | 1962 | 2 hr 58 mins

This 1962 blockbuster epic presents the story of the Allied 1944 D-Day Normandy landings according to Cornelius Ryan’s bestseller, producer Darryl F Zanuck and 20th Century Fox.  All of them must share the authorship and credit, maybe even more than the directors – Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki and Gerd Oswald.

The ambitious, huge-scale, documentary-style re-creation of the battle cannot fail to impress, and the movie is based solidly on a complex, intelligent screenplay which pulls in umpteen story strands and roles for half of the famous actors of the day. The difficulties of working on so large a canvas are obvious, but they are largely overcome by an incredible feat of organization and old-style professionalism, and producer Zanuck achieves his ambition in fashioning a good old-fashioned, entertaining war spectacular. It is full of the biggest stars of the day – John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan, Richard Todd, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Rod Steiger and Robert Wagner head the cast.  And then there is: Richard Beymer, Mel Ferrer, Jeffrey Hunter, Paul Anka, Sal Mineo, Roddy McDowall, Stuart Whitman, Eddie Albert, Edmond O’Brien, Fabian Forte, Red Buttons, Tom Tryon, Alexander Knox, Tommy Sands, Ray Danton, Mark Damon, Dewey Martin, John Crawford, John Meillon, Steve Forrest, Ron Randell, Jack Hedley, Michael Medwin, Norman Rossington, Kenneth More, Peter Lawford, Leo Genn, John Gregson, Patrick Barr, Donald Houston, Leslie Phillips, Richard Wattis, Bourvil, Jean-Louis Barrault, Arletty, Christian Marquand, George Segal, Curt Jurgens, Gert Frobe, Peter Van Eyck and Eugene Deckers.

It really is an all-star cast! And then there are dozens more famous names in the ensemble too.

Thursday 6th June 2024, 5.30pm
Lytchett Matravers Village Hall, 90 Wareham Road, BH16 6DT

Additional information

Genre

History, War, Action, Drama

Location

Event Details

 

Fish and Chips wagon opens for orders at 4.00 PM
Film start time: 5:30 PM
Intermission: 6.15 PM to 6.35 PM
Film ends: 8:50 PM

This film screening will be preceded by the lighting of a beacon commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. This event is being organised by Lytchett Matravers Parish Council.  Surplus proceeds will be donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

A Fish & Chips wagon will be outside from about 4pm where food can be ordered direct either in person before the screening or by phone. It will be ready at the interval. Attendees may bring their own liquid refreshments and glasses.

Purbeck Film Festival Information line:
07443 468850 (not for bookings)
All updates will be posted on purbeckfilm.com first

Cancellations and refunds.
We operate a no refund policy.  Your ticket will not be refunded if you are unable to come along to a film screening.  If you can demonstrate that your booking was made in error, please email info@purbeckfilm.com at the time of purchase.  If it is necessary for Purbeck Film Festival to cancel or stop a film in progress for any reason, all tickets will be refunded or another screening of the film offered where possible.

 

Date: 6 June 2024

Start time: 17:30 BST

End time: 20:50 BST

Venue: Lytchett Matravers Village Hall, 90 Wareham Road, Lytchett Matravers BH16 6DT

Phone: 07989 524075

Email: asprayr@gmail.com

TRAILER

THE LONGEST DAY (PG)

Director: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wick, Gerd Oswald
Cast: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Robert Wagner
Action • Drama • History | USA | 1962 | 2 hr 58 mins

This 1962 blockbuster epic presents the story of the Allied 1944 D-Day Normandy landings according to Cornelius Ryan’s bestseller, producer Darryl F Zanuck and 20th Century Fox.  All of them must share the authorship and credit, maybe even more than the directors – Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki and Gerd Oswald.

The ambitious, huge-scale, documentary-style re-creation of the battle cannot fail to impress, and the movie is based solidly on a complex, intelligent screenplay which pulls in umpteen story strands and roles for half of the famous actors of the day. The difficulties of working on so large a canvas are obvious, but they are largely overcome by an incredible feat of organization and old-style professionalism, and producer Zanuck achieves his ambition in fashioning a good old-fashioned, entertaining war spectacular. It is full of the biggest stars of the day – John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan, Richard Todd, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Rod Steiger and Robert Wagner head the cast.  And then there is: Richard Beymer, Mel Ferrer, Jeffrey Hunter, Paul Anka, Sal Mineo, Roddy McDowall, Stuart Whitman, Eddie Albert, Edmond O’Brien, Fabian Forte, Red Buttons, Tom Tryon, Alexander Knox, Tommy Sands, Ray Danton, Mark Damon, Dewey Martin, John Crawford, John Meillon, Steve Forrest, Ron Randell, Jack Hedley, Michael Medwin, Norman Rossington, Kenneth More, Peter Lawford, Leo Genn, John Gregson, Patrick Barr, Donald Houston, Leslie Phillips, Richard Wattis, Bourvil, Jean-Louis Barrault, Arletty, Christian Marquand, George Segal, Curt Jurgens, Gert Frobe, Peter Van Eyck and Eugene Deckers.

It really is an all-star cast! And then there are dozens more famous names in the ensemble too.

Thursday 6th June 2024, 5.30pm
Lytchett Matravers Village Hall, 90 Wareham Road, BH16 6DT

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