Oh! What A Lovely War

Oh! What A Lovely War
  • 1969
  • UK
  • 2h 24min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Richard Attenborough
  • Written by: Len Deighton (uncredited)
  • Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Phyllis Calvert, Jean Pierre Cassel, John Clements, John Gielgud, Jack Hawkins, Kenneth More, Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Maggie Smith, Susannah York, John Mills

A stellar and very British cast turns out for Attenborough's first film as director, an adaptation (by novelist Len Deighton) of Charles Chilton's hit West End anti-war musical. Songs of the day pepper the action, which attacks the upper-class officers who are indifferent to the deaths of their men.

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To End All Wars

30 Oct 2008

To mark Remembrance Sunday and commemorate the 90th anniversary of the end of WWI this excellent season combines war films – All Quiet on The Western Front (1930), Paths of Glory, Oh What a Lovely War! and Joyeux Noel (pictured) – with short archive…

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