Flicks in Five: 'The Longest Day'

by Lynne Warfel
May 20, 2014

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Paul Anka in 'The Longest Day' (20th Century Fox)

A very big-budget film for its day (or any other), is the black-and-white World War II epic, The Longest Day, based on Cornelius Ryan's best-selling book. The film boasted a huge cast of superstars and was shot on location in France.

One of the very young stars of the film, also a teen idol at the time, was Paul Anka. He the theme song we hear on this week's Flicks in Five.

The Longest Day trailer: