Anyone who has taken a history class knows about the event of “D-Day” that took place during World War II in Normandy. “The Longest Day” tells us about that very day from the perspectives of the Americans, the British, the French and the Germans. The cast is humongous and includes John Wayne, Henry Fonda, George Segal, Richard Burton, and Sean Connery among many others. I actually enjoyed this one! I’m not the hugest fan of war films, but most that are centered around WWII are engaging because it was a very interesting war. It was also easy to follow because every side speaks in their native language, so I always knew who I was watching and could follow the conflict with no problem (which is an issue in many war films). Because this film is more about the action than the characters, and it jumps around from place to place so often it’s hard to pinpoint standout performances. However, Richard Burton manages to stand out mainly because he is in the last scene and it really struck me with its simplicity. John Wayne is also good in this and he pops up more probably than anyone else in the film.