It was the War to end all wars - well not quite. For with the ricochet of one bullet, the entire course of human history was changed forever...Now, for the first time, Academy Award®-winner Richard Attenborough's directorial debut is available on DVD. Based on the stage musical by the same name, Oh! What a Lovely War features a stellar cast that includes Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Mills, John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Dirk Bogarde and Susannah York. By fusing the surreal with the factual and juxtaposing savagely funny satire with quiet sorrow, Attenborough has created the oddest and most outstanding film ever made about the "game" that became World War I.

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Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

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War/Musical/Comedy · 2h 24m

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The ever popular war game with songs battles & a few jokes

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It was the War to end all wars - well not quite. For with the ricochet of one bullet, the entire course of human history was changed forever...Now, for the first time, Academy Award®-winner Richard Attenborough's directorial debut is available on DVD. Based on the stage musical by the same name, Oh! What a Lovely War features a stellar cast that includes Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Mills, John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Dirk Bogarde and Susannah York. By fusing the surreal with the factual and juxtaposing savagely funny satire with quiet sorrow, Attenborough has created the oddest and most outstanding film ever made about the "game" that became World War I.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, German, French

Country

United Kingdom

Production Company

Accord Productions
Cast
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Wendy Allnutt

Florence Victoria 'Flo' Smith
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Colin Farrell

Harry Arnold Smith
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Malcolm McFee

Frederick Percy 'Freddie' Smith
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John Rae

Grandpa Smith
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Corin Redgrave

Bertram Biddle 'Bertie' Smith
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Maurice Roëves

George Patrick Michael Smith
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Paul Shelley

Jack Henry Smith
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Kim Smith

Richard 'Dickie' Smith
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Angela Thorne

Elizabeth May 'Betty' Smith
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Mary Wimbush

Mary Emma Smith
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Vincent Ball

Australian Soldier
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Pia Colombo

Estaminet Singer
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Paul Daneman

Czar Nicholas II
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Isabel Dean

Sir John French's Lady
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Christian Doermer

Fritz
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Robert Flemyng

Major Mallory - Staff Officer in Gassed Trench
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Meriel Forbes

Lady Pamela Grey
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Ian Holm

President Raymond Poincaré
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David Lodge

Recruiting Sergeant at Music Hall
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Joe Melia

The Photographer
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Guy Middleton

General Sir William Robertson
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Juliet Mills

Nurse
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Nanette Newman

Nurse
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Cecil Parker

Sir John
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Natasha Parry

Sir William Robertson's Lady
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Gerald Sim

Chaplain
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Thorley Walters

Staff Officer in Ballroom
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Anthony Ainley

3rd Aide
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Penelope Allen

Solo Chorus Girl (as Penny Allen)
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Maurice Arthur

Soldier Singer at Chaplain's Address
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Freddie Ascott

'Whizzbang' Soldier
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Michael Bates

Drunk Lance Corporal
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Fanny Carby

Mill Girl
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Cecilia Darby

Sir Henry Wilson's Lady
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Geoffrey Davies

Aide to Field-Marshal Haig
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Edward Fox

Aide to Field-Marshal Haig
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George Ghent

Heckler at Pankhurst Speech
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Peter Gilmore

Private Burgess
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Ben Howard

Private Garbett
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Norman Jones

Scottish Soldier
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Paddy Joyce

Irish Soldier
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Angus Lennie

Scottish Soldier
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Harry Locke

Heckler at Pankhurst Speech
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Clifford Mollison

Heckler at Pankhurst Speech
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Derek Newark

Shooting Gallery Proprietor
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John Owens

Seamus Moore
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Ron Pember

Corporal at Railway Station
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Dorothy Reynolds

Heckler at Pankhurst Speech
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Norman Shelley

Staff Officer in Ballroom
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Marianne Stone

Mill Girl
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John Trigger

Officer at Railway Station
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Kathleen Wileman

Emma Smith - Age 4
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Dirk Bogarde

Stephen
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Phyllis Calvert

Lady Dorothy Haig
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Jean-Pierre Cassel

French Colonel (as Jean Pierre Cassel)
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John Clements

General Helmuth von Moltke
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John Gielgud

Count Leopold von Berchtold
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Jack Hawkins

Emperor Franz Joseph
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Kenneth More

Kaiser Wilhelm II
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Laurence Olivier

Field-Marshal Sir John French
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Michael Redgrave

General Sir Henry Wilson
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Vanessa Redgrave

Sylvia Pankhurst
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Ralph Richardson

Sir Edward Grey
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Maggie Smith

Music Hall Star
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Susannah York

Eleanor
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John Mills

Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig
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Band of the Irish Guards

Military Band in Brighton (as The Band of the Irish Guards)
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Pamela Abbott

Czarina Alexandra (uncredited)
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Jack Armstrong

British Officer (uncredited)
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Charlotte Attenborough

Emma Smith - Age 8 (uncredited)
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Roy Beck

American GI (uncredited)
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Annie Bee

Girl Friend in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
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Norman Bird

Training Sergeant (uncredited)
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Joanne Brown

Singer (uncredited)
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Christopher Cabot

Soldier in Shell Hole (uncredited)
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Jeremy Child

Wealthy Young Man (uncredited)
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Frank Coda

Soldier in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
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Ambrose Coghill

His Father (uncredited)
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Kenneth Colley

Irish Soldier (uncredited)
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Maurice Connor

New Recruit (uncredited)
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Stella Courtney

Poincaré's Lady (uncredited)
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Sheila Cox

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Elizabeth Craven

Kaiserin Augusta (uncredited)
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Richard Davies

Sergeant in Burial Party (uncredited)
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John Dunn-Hill

Irish Soldier (uncredited)
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Ray Edwards

3rd Staff Officer in Ballroom (uncredited)
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Charles Farrell

Policeman (uncredited)
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Hermione Farthingale

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Frank Forsyth

President Woodrow Wilson (uncredited)
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Joyce Franklin

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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John Gabriel

Nikolai Lenin (uncredited)
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Zeph Gladstone

Sir John's Chauffeuse (uncredited)
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Ruth Gower

General von Moltke's Lady (uncredited)
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Kim Grant

Soldier in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
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Carole Gray

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Paul Hansard

German Officer (uncredited)
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Kathleen Helme

Berchtold's Lady (uncredited)
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Richard Howard

Young Soldier at Mons (uncredited)
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John Hussey

Soldier on Balcony (uncredited)
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David Jason

Sergeant (uncredited)
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Dinny Jones

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Lind Joyce

Scoreboard Girl (uncredited)
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Dolores Judson

Haig's Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Ruth Kettlewell

Duchess Sophie (uncredited)
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Stanley Lebor

Soldier in Gassed Trench (uncredited)
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Delia Linden

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Richard Loring

Soldier in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
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Tom Marshall

Soldier in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
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Stanley McGeagh

Soldier in Gassed Trench (uncredited)
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Jay McGrath

British Officer (uncredited)
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Isabelle Metcalfe

Girl Friend in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
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Jenny Morgan

Girl Friend in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
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Anthony Morton

Italian Military Attaché (uncredited)
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Christine Noonan

Mill Girl (uncredited)
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Wensley Pithey

Archduke Franz Ferdinand (uncredited)
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Steve Plytas

Turkish Military Attaché (uncredited)
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Andrew Robertson

2nd Scottish Soldier (uncredited)
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Sue Robinson

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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David Scheuer

French Soldier (uncredited)
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Jane Seymour

Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Tina Simmons

Theatre Guest (uncredited)
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Valerie Smith

Girl Friend in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
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Alecia St Leger

British Officer's Wife (uncredited)
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Guy Standeven

American Officer (uncredited)
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Pippa Steel

Scoreboard Girl (uncredited)
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P.G. Stephens

Irish Soldier (uncredited)
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Tony Thawnton

Officer on Telephone (uncredited)
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Christian Thorogood

Irish Soldier (uncredited)
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Brian Tipping

4th Scottish Soldier (uncredited)
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Colin Vancao

Officer (uncredited)
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Bette Vivian

Heckler at Pankhurst Speech (uncredited)
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Tony Vogel

German Soldier (uncredited)
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Arthur White

Sergeant in Dugout (uncredited)
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Ian Wilson

Salvation Army (uncredited)
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Michael Wolf

German Officer (uncredited)
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John Woodnutt

British Officer (uncredited)
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Julia Wright

Haig's Secretary (uncredited)
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Mary Yeomans

Scoreboard Girl (uncredited)
Crew
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Richard Attenborough

Director
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Charles Chilton

Writer
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Joan Littlewood

Writer
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Kevin Connor

Editor
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Len Deighton

Writer
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Gerry Turpin

Cinematograpy
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Brian Duffy

Producer
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Len Deighton

Producer
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Alfred Ralston

Music
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Richard Attenborough

Producer
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Don Challis

Sound
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Harry White

Art
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Oh! What a Lovely War

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/7/2006

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