"Oh! What a Lovely War" quotes

Oh! What a Lovely War poster
The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.

Director: Richard Attenborough
Writer: Charles Chilton, Ted Allan, Len Deighton
Production: N/A
Genre: comedy, musical, war
Year: 1969
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.1
BoxOffice: $801,591
Released: 03 Oct 1969
Awards: Won 6 BAFTA Film 8 wins & 8 nominations total

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Florence Victoria 'Flo' Smith - Wendy Allnutt
Harry Arnold Smith - Colin Farrell
Frederick Percy 'Freddie' Smith - Malcolm McFee
Grandpa Smith - John Rae
Bertram Biddle 'Bertie' Smith - Corin Redgrave
George Patrick Michael Smith - Maurice Roëves
Jack Henry Smith - Paul Shelley
Richard 'Dickie' Smith - Kim Smith
Elizabeth May 'Betty' Smith - Angela Thorne
Mary Emma Smith - Mary Wimbush
Australian Soldier - Vincent Ball
Estaminet Singer - Pia Colombo
Czar Nicholas II - Paul Daneman
Sir John French's Lady - Isabel Dean
Major Mallory - Staff Officer in Gassed Trench - Robert Flemyng
Lady Pamela Grey - Meriel Forbes
President Raymond Poincaré - Ian Holm
Recruiting Sergeant at Music Hall - David Lodge
The Photographer - Joe Melia
General Sir William Robertson - Guy Middleton
Nurse - Juliet Mills
Sir John - Cecil Parker
Sir William Robertson's Lady - Natasha Parry
Chaplain - Gerald Sim
Staff Officer in Ballroom - Thorley Walters
3rd Aide - Anthony Ainley
Solo Chorus Girl - Penelope Allen
Soldier Singer at Chaplain's Address - Maurice Arthur
'Whizzbang' Soldier - Freddie Ascott
Drunk Lance Corporal - Michael Bates
Mill Girl - Fanny Carby
Sir Henry Wilson's Lady - Cecilia Darby
Aide to Field-Marshal Haig - Geoffrey Davies
Aide to Field-Marshal Haig - Edward Fox
Heckler at Pankhurst Speech - George Ghent
Private Burgess - Peter Gilmore
Private Garbett - Ben Howard
Scottish Soldier - Norman Jones
Irish Soldier - Paddy Joyce
Scottish Soldier - Angus Lennie
Heckler at Pankhurst Speech - Harry Locke
Heckler at Pankhurst Speech - Clifford Mollison
Shooting Gallery Proprietor - Derek Newark
Seamus Moore - John Owens
Corporal at Railway Station - Ron Pember
Heckler at Pankhurst Speech - Dorothy Reynolds
Staff Officer in Ballroom - Norman Shelley
Mill Girl - Marianne Stone
Officer at Railway Station - John Trigger
Emma Smith - Age 4 - Kathleen Wileman
Stephen - Dirk Bogarde
Lady Dorothy Haig - Phyllis Calvert
French Colonel - Jean-Pierre Cassel
General Helmuth von Moltke - John Clements
Count Leopold von Berchtold - John Gielgud
Emperor Franz Joseph - Jack Hawkins
Kaiser Wilhelm II - Kenneth More
Field-Marshal Sir John French - Laurence Olivier
General Sir Henry Wilson - Michael Redgrave
Sylvia Pankhurst - Vanessa Redgrave
Sir Edward Grey - Ralph Richardson
Music Hall Star - Maggie Smith
Eleanor - Susannah York
Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig - John Mills
Military Band in Brighton - Band of the Irish Guards
Czarina Alexandra - Pamela Abbott
British Officer - Jack Armstrong
Emma Smith - Age 8 - Charlotte Attenborough
American GI - Roy Beck
Girl Friend in 'Goodbyee' - Annie Bee
Training Sergeant - Norman Bird
Singer - Joanne Brown
Soldier in Shell Hole - Christopher Cabot
Wealthy Young Man - Jeremy Child
Soldier in 'Goodbyee' - Frank Coda
His Father - Ambrose Coghill
Poincaré's Lady - Stella Courtney
Chorus Girl - Sheila Cox
Kaiserin Augusta - Elizabeth Craven
Sergeant in Burial Party - Richard Davies
Irish Soldier - John Dunn-Hill
3rd Staff Officer in Ballroom - Ray Edwards
Policeman - Charles Farrell
Chorus Girl - Hermione Farthingale
President Woodrow Wilson - Frank Forsyth
Chorus Girl - Joyce Franklin
Nikolai Lenin - John Gabriel
Sir John's Chauffeuse - Zeph Gladstone
General von Moltke's Lady - Ruth Gower
Soldier in 'Goodbyee' - Kim Grant
Chorus Girl - Carole Gray
German Officer - Paul Hansard
Berchtold's Lady - Kathleen Helme
Young Soldier at Mons - Richard Howard
Soldier on Balcony - John Hussey
Chorus Girl - Dinny Jones
Scoreboard Girl - Lind Joyce
Haig's Girlfriend - Dolores Judson
Duchess Sophie - Ruth Kettlewell
Soldier in Gassed Trench - Stanley Lebor
Chorus Girl - Delia Linden
Soldier in 'Goodbyee' - Richard Loring
Soldier in 'Goodbyee' - Tom Marshall
Soldier in Gassed Trench - Stanley McGeagh
British Officer - Jay McGrath
Girl Friend in 'Goodbyee' - Isabelle Metcalfe
Girl Friend in 'Goodbyee' - Jenny Morgan
Italian Military Attaché - Anthony Morton
Mill Girl - Christine Noonan
Archduke Franz Ferdinand - Wensley Pithey
Turkish Military Attaché - Steve Plytas
2nd Scottish Soldier - Andrew Robertson
Chorus Girl - Sue Robinson
French Soldier - David Scheuer
Chorus Girl - Jane Seymour
Girl Friend in 'Goodbyee' - Valerie Smith
British Officer's Wife - Alecia St Leger
American Officer - Guy Standeven
Scoreboard Girl - Pippa Steel
Irish Soldier - P.G. Stephens
Officer on Telephone - Tony Thawnton
Irish Soldier - Christian Thorogood
4th Scottish Soldier - Brian Tipping
Heckler at Pankhurst Speech - Bette Vivian
German Soldier - Tony Vogel
Sergeant in Dugout - Arthur White
Salvation Army - Ian Wilson
German Officer - Michael Wolf
British Officer - John Woodnutt
Haig's Secretary - Julia Wright
Scoreboard Girl - Mary Yeomans