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CastEdit

AmericansEdit

Actor Role
Eddie Albert Colonel Thompson, 29th Infantry Division
Paul Anka U.S. Army Ranger
Richard Beymer Private Arthur 'Dutch' Schultz, 82nd Airborne Division
Red Buttons Private John Steele, 82nd Airborne Division
Ray Danton Captain Frank
Fred Dur U.S. Army Ranger Major
Fabian Forte U.S. Army Ranger
Mel Ferrer Major General Robert Haines
Henry Fonda Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr.,
Deputy Commander 4th Infantry Div.
Steve Forrest Captain Harding, 82nd Airborne Division
Henry Grace General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander
Peter Helm Young GI
Jeffrey Hunter ( Sergeant (later Lt.) John H. Fuller
Alexander Knox Lieutenant General Walter Bedell Smith, SHAEF Chief of Staff
Dewey Martin Private Wilder (role cut from released version)
Roddy McDowall Private Morris, 4th Infantry Division
John Meillon Admiral Alan G. Kirk, Senior U.S. Naval Commander
Sal Mineo Private Martini
Robert Mitchum Brigadier General Norman Cota, Asst. Commander 29th Infantry Div.
Edmond O'Brien Major General Raymond O. Barton, Commander 4th Infantry Div.
Ron Randell Joe Williams
Robert Ryan Brigadier General James M. Gavin, Asst. Commander 82nd Airborne Div.
Tommy Sands U.S. Army Ranger
George Segal U.S. Army Ranger
Rod Steiger Destroyer Commander
Nicholas Stuart Lieutenant General Omar N. Bradley, Commander US First Army
Tom Tryon Lieutenant Wilson, 82nd Airborne Division
Robert Wagner U.S. Army Ranger
John Wayne Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort,
Commander 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Reg.
Stuart Whitman Lieutenant Sheen, 82nd Airborne Division

BritishEdit

Actor Role
Patrick Barr Group Captain J.M. Stagg
Richard Burton Flying Officer David Campbell
Bryan Coleman Ronald Callen
Sean Connery Private Flanagan
Leslie de Laspee Private Bill Millin, No. 4 Commando (Piper on Beach)
Frank Finlay Private Coke, 2nd Oxford & Bucks L.I.
Leo Genn Brigadier Edwin P. Parker Jr.
Harold Goodwin Private, 2nd Oxford & Bucks L.I.
John Gregson British military chaplain 6th Airborne Division
Donald Houston RAF pilot at flight base
Simon Lack Air Chief Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Commander Allied Air Forces
Peter Lawford Brigadier Lord Lovat, Commander 1st Special Service Brigade
Howard Marion-Crawford Dr. Vaughan, 2nd Oxford & Bucks L.I.
Michael Medwin Private Watney, 3rd Infantry Division
Kenneth More Capt. Colin Maud Royal Navy beach master
Louis Mounier Air Marshal Arthur William Tedder, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander
Leslie Phillips Royal Air Force officer
Trevor Reid General Bernard Montgomery, Commander Allied Ground Forces
John Robinson Admiral Bertram Ramsay, Commander Allied Naval Forces
Norman Rossington Private Clough
Richard Todd Major John Howard, CO 2nd Oxford & Bucks L.I.
Richard Wattis British Paratrooper officer, 6th Airborne Division