Up the Front is a 1927 British silent war film directed by Anthony Asquith and starring John Stuart, Victor McLaglen, and Lillian Hall-Davis. The film is set during World War I and follows the experiences of a group of British soldiers on the Western Front. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film opens with a group of British soldiers marching through the countryside. They are led by Captain John Smith (John Stuart), a young and idealistic officer. The soldiers are eager to fight for their country, but they are also aware of the dangers that lie ahead. The soldiers arrive at the front line and are immediately thrown into battle. They are faced with the horrors of war, including death, mutilation, and disease. The soldiers are also forced to deal with the constant threat of gas attacks. Despite the hardships, the soldiers continue to fight bravely. They are determined to defeat the enemy and return home to their loved ones. The film ends with the soldiers marching victoriously through the streets of Paris. Up the Front is a powerful and moving film that tells the story of the human cost of war. The film is a reminder of the sacrifices that soldiers make in order to protect their country.

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Up The Front (1972)

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Up the Front is a 1927 British silent war film directed by Anthony Asquith and starring John Stuart, Victor McLaglen, and Lillian Hall-Davis. The film is set during World War I and follows the experiences of a group of British soldiers on the Western Front. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film opens with a group of British soldiers marching through the countryside. They are led by Captain John Smith (John Stuart), a young and idealistic officer. The soldiers are eager to fight for their country, but they are also aware of the dangers that lie ahead. The soldiers arrive at the front line and are immediately thrown into battle. They are faced with the horrors of war, including death, mutilation, and disease. The soldiers are also forced to deal with the constant threat of gas attacks. Despite the hardships, the soldiers continue to fight bravely. They are determined to defeat the enemy and return home to their loved ones. The film ends with the soldiers marching victoriously through the streets of Paris. Up the Front is a powerful and moving film that tells the story of the human cost of war. The film is a reminder of the sacrifices that soldiers make in order to protect their country.

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Cast
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Frankie Howerd

Lurk
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Bill Fraser

Groping
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William Mervyn

Lord Twithampton
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Linda Gray

Lady Twithampton
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Jonathan Cecil

Nigel Phipps-Fortescue
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Madeline Smith

Fanny
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Nicholas Bennett

Mallett
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Mike Grady

Newsboy
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Dora Bryan

Cora Crumpington
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Stanley Holloway

The Great Vincento
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Veronica Clifford

Velma
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Peter Greenwell

Pianist / Accordianiste / Leader of the orchestra
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Barrie Gosney

Stage Manager
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Bob Hoskins

Recruiting Sergeant
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Lance Percival

Von Gutz
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Peter Bull

Von Kobler
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Vernon Dobtcheff

Muller
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Ingo Mogendorf

Capt. Hamburger
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Gertan Klauber

Donner
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Stanley Lebor

Blitzen
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Percy Herbert

Cpl. Lovechild
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David Battley

Midgeley the Cook
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Andy Bradford

Despatch Rider
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Andrew McCullough

Soldier
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Alan Rebbeck

Winking soldier
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Hermione Baddeley

Monique
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Bozena

Frou Frou
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Ian Talbot

Monique's soldier
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Parnell McGarry

Fat nurse
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Leena Skoog

Nurse
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Toni Palmer

1st Buttercup Girl
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Delia Sainsbury

2nd Buttrcup Girl / Can Can dancer
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Michael Brennan

MP
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Harvey Hall

MP
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Zsa Zsa Gabor

Mata Hari
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Patricia Quinn

Magda, Mata Hari's maid
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Robert Coote

Gen. Burke
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Kenneth Fortescue

Gen. Burke's ADC
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Mischa De La Motte

Diplomat
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Madhav Sharma

Indian Officer
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Robert Gillespie

French Officer
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Derek Griffiths

El Puncturo
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Lesley Anderson

Can Can dancer
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Judy Gridley

Can Can dancer
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Maggie Vincent

Can Can dancer
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Wendy Lukins

Can Can dancer
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Nicola Rowley

French Girl
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Philip Miller

Waiter
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Liz Gold

Mademoiselle from Armentieres (uncredited)
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Jennifer Guy

Whore (uncredited)
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Sidney Kean

Singing Soldier (uncredited)
Crew
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Bob Kellett

Director
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Up the Front

(DVD)

9/25/2007

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