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Oh! What a Lovely War

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Oh! What a Lovely War Overview

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.

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Who Stars in Oh! What a Lovely War

Laurence Olivier
Field Marshal Sir John French

Laurence Olivier

Vanessa Redgrave
Sylvia Pankhurst

Vanessa Redgrave

Maggie Smith
Music Hall Star

Maggie Smith

John Mills
Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig

John Mills

Corin Redgrave
Bertie Smith

Corin Redgrave

Maurice Roeves
George Smith

Maurice Roeves


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Release Date

Original Language

2 hr 18 mins

Comedy Music War

world war i british empire satire dark comedy cult film anti war

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