Oh! What a Lovely War

Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

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Comedy, War & Military
2h 18min
Age rating


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


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.

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