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Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

10/03/1969 (US) ComedyMusicWar 2h 18m

The ever popular war games. With songs, battles & a few jokes


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.

  1. Richard Attenborough


  2. Len Deighton


Top Billed Cast

  1. Laurence Olivier

    Laurence Olivier

    Field Marshal Sir John French

  2. Vanessa Redgrave

    Vanessa Redgrave

    Sylvia Pankhurst

  3. Maggie Smith

    Maggie Smith

    Music Hall Star

  4. John Mills

    John Mills

    Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig

  5. Corin Redgrave

    Corin Redgrave

    Bertie Smith

  6. Maurice Roeves

    Maurice Roeves

    George Smith

  7. Ian Holm

    Ian Holm

    President Poincare

  8. Juliet Mills

    Juliet Mills


  9. Michael Bates

    Michael Bates

    Drunk Lance Corporal

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Oh! What a Lovely War
Oh! What a Lovely War

Status Released

Original Language English

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