Oh! What a Lovely War

Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

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.

  • Len Deighton
  • Joan Littlewood
  • Richard Attenborough
themoviedb icon 6.4/10
  • Views: 8
  • Release Date: 1969-03-10
  • Language: Deutsch | English | Français
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 138

Jane Seymour

Chorus Girl (uncredited)

Ralph Richardson

Sir Edward Grey

Vanessa Redgrave

Sylvia Pankhurst

Colin Farrell

Harry Arnold Smith

Michael Bates

Drunk Lance Corporal

Edward Fox

Aide to Field-Marshal Haig

Norman Bird

Training Sgt (uncredited)

Laurence Olivier

Field Marshal Sir John French

Maggie Smith

Music Hall Star

John Mills

Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig

Corin Redgrave

Bertie Smith

Maurice Roëves

George Smith

Ian Holm

President Poincare

Dirk Bogarde


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

Robert Flemyng

Staff Officer in Gassed Trench

Guy Middleton

Gen. Sir William Robertson

Angela Thorne

Elizabeth May 'Betty' Smith

Wendy Allnutt

Florence Victoria 'Flo' Smith

Paul Shelley

Jack Henry Smith

John Owens

Seamus Moore

Vincent Ball

Australian Soldier

Penelope Allen

Solo Chorus Girl

Isabel Dean

Sir John French's Lady

Joe Melia

The Photographer

Cecil Parker

Sir John

Natasha Parry

Sir William Robertson's Lady

Gerald Sim


Thorley Walters

Staff Officer

Anthony Ainley

3rd Aide

Peter Gilmore

Pte Burgess

Ben Howard

Pte Garbett

Norman Jones

Scottish Soldier

Angus Lennie

Scottish Soldier

Paddy Joyce

Irish Soldier

Harry Locke


Ron Pember


Marianne Stone

Mill Girl

Christine Noonan

Mill Girl (uncredited)

Derek Newark

Shooting Gallery Proprietor

Richard Davies

Sergeant in Burial Party (uncredited)

Stanley Lebor

Soldier (uncredited)

Wensley Pithey

Archduke Ferdinand (uncredited)

David Lodge

Recruiting Sergeant at Music Hall

Phyllis Calvert

Lady Dorothy Haig

Roy Beck

American GI (uncredited)

John Dunn-Hill

Irish Soldier (uncredited)

Charles Farrell

Policeman (uncredited)

Carole Gray

Chorus Girl (uncredited)

Paul Hansard

German Officer (uncredited)

John Hussey

Soldier on Balcony (uncredited)

Ruth Kettlewell

Duchess Sophie (uncredited)

Steve Plytas

Turkish Military Attaché (uncredited)

Guy Standeven

American Officer (uncredited)

Pippa Steel

Scoreboard Girl (uncredited)

John Woodnutt

British Officer (uncredited)
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