Oh! What a Lovely War

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A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war.
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A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war.

Original Release

04/10/1969

US Release

10/03/1969

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Cast

Laurence Olivier Field Marshal Sir John French / Field-Marshal Sir John French
Vanessa Redgrave Sylvia Pankhurst
Maggie Smith Music Hall Star
John Mills Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig / Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig
Corin Redgrave Bertie Smith / Bertram Biddle 'Bertie' Smith
Maurice Roeves George Smith / George Patrick Michael Smith
Ian Holm President Poincare / President Raymond Poincaré
Juliet Mills Nurse
Michael Bates Drunk Lance Corporal
Edward Fox Aide to Field-Marshal Haig
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Richard Attenborough

Writers

Len Deighton, Charles Chilton, Ted Allan

Cast

Laurence Olivier Field Marshal Sir John French / Field-Marshal Sir John French
Vanessa Redgrave Sylvia Pankhurst
Maggie Smith Music Hall Star
John Mills Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig / Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig
Corin Redgrave Bertie Smith / Bertram Biddle 'Bertie' Smith
Maurice Roeves George Smith / George Patrick Michael Smith
Ian Holm President Poincare / President Raymond Poincaré
Juliet Mills Nurse
Michael Bates Drunk Lance Corporal
Edward Fox Aide to Field-Marshal Haig
John Owens Seamus Moore
Dirk Bogarde Stephen
Jean-Pierre Cassel French Colonel
John Clements Gen. von Moltke / General Helmuth von Moltke
John Gielgud Count Leopold von Berchtold
Jack Hawkins Emperor Franz Josef / Emperor Franz Joseph
Kenneth More Kaiser Wilhelm II
Michael Redgrave Gen. Sir Henry Wilson / General Sir Henry Wilson
Ralph Richardson Sir Edward Grey
Susannah York Eleanor

Producers

Editors

Kevin Connor

1970Golden GlobeBest English-Language Foreign Film Won
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