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Oh! What a Lovely War


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A special presentation of the distinguished all-star British film with Dirk Bogarde as Stephen
Phyllis Calvert as Lady Haig Jean-Pierre Cassel as a French Colonel John Clements as General Von Moltke
John Gielgud as Count Berchtold Jack Hawkins as Emperor Franz Joseph Kenneth More as Kaiser Wilhelm II Laurence Olivier as Field Marshal Sir John French Michael Redgrave as General Sir Henry Wilson Vanessa Redgrave as Sylvia Pankhurst Ralph Richardson as Sir Edward Grey
Maggie Smith as Music Hall Star Susannah York as Eleanor and John Mills as Sir Douglas Haig
August, 1914, and the summer season is at its height. While the Smith family and thousands of other Britons enjoy themselves at the seaside, in Europe the clouds are gathering as the nations' leaders plan their war games. Against a background of familiar patriotic songs is played out the nightmare of the ' war to end all wars.'
Based on the Joan Littlewood Theatre Workshop musical play, adapted from the radio feature The Long, Long Trail by CHARLES CHILTON Producers


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Phyllis Calvert
Unknown: Jean-Pierre Cassel
Unknown: John Clements
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Franz Joseph
Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Sir John French
Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Maggie Smith
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Charles Chilton
Unknown: Brian Duffy
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Director: Richard Attenborough

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