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The Sunday Film: Oh! What a Lovely War


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The seaside. August 1914. As the Smith family and thousands of other Britons enjoy their summer holidays, the leaders of the European nations play tragic games taking their countries into war.
Based on the Joan Littlewood Theatre Workshop musical play, adapted from the radio feature The Long, Long Trail by CHARLES CHILTON. Produced by BRIAN DUFFY. RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH , Directed by RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH. Films: page 15


Unknown: Joan Littlewood
Unknown: Charles Chilton.
Produced By: Brian Duffy.
Produced By: Richard Attenborough
Directed By: Richard Attenborough.
Stephen: Starring Dirk Bogarde
Lady Haig: Phyllis Calvert
as a French Colonel: Jean-Pierre Cassel
Gen Von Moltke: John Clements
Count Berchtold: John Gielgud
as Emperor Franz Joseph: Jack Hawkins
Kaiser Wilhelm II: Kenneth More
as Field Marshal Sir John French: Laurence Olivier
Gen Wilson: Michael Redgrave
as Sylvia Pankhurst: Vanessa Redgrave
as Sir Edward Grey: Ralph Richardson
Music-hall star: Maggie Smith
Eleanor and: Susannah York
Sir Douglas Haig: John Mills
Lady Grey: Mer!el Forbes
Archduke Franz Ferdinand: Wensley Pithey
Duchess Sophie: Ruth Kettlewell
President Poincare: Ian Holm
Tsar Nicholas II: Paul Daneman
Photographer: Joe Melia
Dickie Smith: Kim Smith
Mary Smith: Mary Wimbush
Jack Smith: Paul Shelley
Flo Smith: Wendy Allnutt
Grandpa Smith: John Rae
Emma (age 4): Kathleen Wileman
Bertie Smith: Corin Redgrave

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The Sunday Film: Oh! What a Lovely War

BBC One London, 8 July 1979 20.05

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