Oh! What a Lovely War

Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

Satire 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. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers, and many scenes portray some of the more famous (and infamous) incidents of the war, including the assassination of Duke Ferdinand, the Christmas meeting between British and German soldiers in no-mans-land, and the wiping out by their own side of a force of Irish soldiers newly arrived at the front, after successfully capturing a ridge that had been contested for some time.

  • Len Deighton
  • Joan Littlewood
  • Richard Attenborough
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  • Release Date: 1969-03-10
  • Language: Français | English | Deutsch
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 138

Anthony Ainley

3rd Aide

Angus Lennie

Scottish Soldier

Michael Bates

Drunk Lance Corporal

Peter Gilmore

Pte Burgess

Corin Redgrave

Bertie Smith

Vincent Ball

Australian Soldier

John Hussey

Soldier on Balcony (uncredited)

Tony Vogel

German Soldier (uncredited)

John Gielgud

Count Leopold Von Berchtold

John Clements

Gen. von Moltke

Jean-Pierre Cassel

French Colonel

Jane Seymour

Chorus Girl (uncredited)

Norman Jones

Scottish Soldier

Guy Standeven

American Officer (uncredited)

Derek Newark

Shooting Gallery Proprietor

Dirk Bogarde


Marianne Stone

Mill Girl

Ralph Richardson

Sir Edward Grey

Natasha Parry

Sir William Robertson's Lady

John Woodnutt

British Officer (uncredited)

Norman Bird

Training Sgt (uncredited)

Steve Plytas

Turkish Military Attaché (uncredited)

John Mills

Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig

Gerald Sim


Edward Fox

Aide to Field-Marshal Haig

Vanessa Redgrave

Sylvia Pankhurst

Ian Holm

President Poincare

Kenneth More

Kaiser Wilhelm II

Cecil Parker

Sir John

Maggie Smith

Music Hall Star

Paul Hansard

German Officer (uncredited)

Laurence Olivier

Field Marshal Sir John French

Maurice Roeves

George Smith

Jack Hawkins

Emperor Franz Josef

Michael Redgrave

Gen. Sir Henry Wilson

Robert Flemyng

Staff Officer in Gassed Trench

Guy Middleton

Gen. Sir William Robertson

Angela Thorne

Elizabeth May 'Betty' Smith

Wendy Allnutt

Florence Victoria 'Flo' Smith

Colin Farrell

Harry Arnold Smith

Penelope Allen

Solo Chorus Girl

Isabel Dean

Sir John French's Lady

Thorley Walters

Staff Officer

Ben Howard

Pte Garbett

Harry Locke


Christine Noonan

Mill Girl (uncredited)

Richard Davies

Sergeant in Burial Party (uncredited)

Stanley Lebor

Soldier (uncredited)

David Lodge

Recruiting Sergeant at Music Hall

Phyllis Calvert

Lady Dorothy Haig

Roy Beck

American GI (uncredited)

John Dunn-Hill

Irish Soldier (uncredited)

Charles Farrell

Policeman (uncredited)

Carole Gray

Chorus Girl (uncredited)

Ruth Kettlewell

Duchess Sophie (uncredited)

Pippa Steel

Scoreboard Girl (uncredited)
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