Personally, I'm not a fan of black and white movies. I happend to be channel surfing very early one morning and stumbled across this movie. I watched about 45 minutes of it before I fell asleep (at 2AM). Don't let that scare you off. I was so impressed with what I had seen and disappointed with myself that I fell asleep that I had to own it and see the whole movie. The list of great actors is very long...from John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery, to Henry Fonda and more! It really does a very awesome job portraying WWII. If you like war movies - you have to buy this one! If you love black and whites - you have to buy this one! If you love any of the actors - you have to buy this one! I was telling my Dad about the movie (who has seen almost every John Wayne movie made) and to my surprise he had not seen it. So, guess what Dad is getting for part of his Christmas gift!! I highly recommend this movie. It's a little pricey for an older black and white, but it is sooooooo worth it! You won't be disappointed with this movie!