The Long Day's Dying

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The Long Day's Dying
The Long Day's Dying FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Peter Collinson
Produced by Michael Deeley
Harry Fine
Written by Charles Wood
Michael Deeley (uncredited)
Peter Yates (uncredited)
Based on novel by Alan White
Starring David Hemmings
Cinematography Ernest Day
Brian Probyn
Edited by John Trumper
Junction Films Limited
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s)
  • 28 May 1968 (1968-05-28)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £150,000-£200,000[1]

The Long Day's Dying is a 1968 war film directed by Peter Collinson and starring David Hemmings.[2] It was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival,[3] but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France.



According to Michael Deeley, he and Peter Yates worked on the first draft of the script but were denied credit. He claims he gave Collinson the job partly to see if he was up to the task of directing The Italian Job (1969).[1]


  1. ^ a b Michael Deeley, Blade Runners, Deer Hunters and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: My Life in Cult Movies, Pegasus Books, 2009 p 50
  2. ^ Adler, Renata. "New York Times: The Long Day's Dying". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Long Day's Dying". Retrieved 2009-04-05. 

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