Young Winston (1972)

Young Winston



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Movie Info

This historical drama is an account of the early life of Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Winston Churchill, Carl Foreman
In Theaters:
Sony Pictures Entertainment


as Winston

as Lord Randolph Church...

as Lady Randolph Church...

as Dr. James Welldon

as Gen. Herbert Kitchen...

as George E. Buckle

as Lloyd George

as Gen. Bindon Blood

as Capt. 35th Sikhs

as Sir Charles Dilke

as Bit/Deleted from Pri...

as Speaker Gully

as Adjutant 35th Sikhs

as Man in Theater Galle...

as Sikh Soldier

as Winston as a child

as Prince of Wales

as Clementine Hozier

as Elderly Officer

as Mrs. Everest

as Lord Salisbury

as Arthur Balfour

as Joseph Chamberlain

as Prep School Headmast...

as Labouchere

as Butcher

as Interviewer

as Mr. Moore

as Dr. Roose

as Dr. Buzzard

as Austen Chamberlain

as Capt. Weaver

as Capt. Baker

as Maj. Finn

as Col. Martin

as Party Chairman

as Capt. Haldane

as Engineer

as Fireman

as Officer On Train

as Mounted Boer

as Barnsby

as Field Cornet

as Mrs. Dewsnap

as Sir Charles Dilke

as Sir Winston Churchil...

as Pamela Plowden

as Winston Age 13

as Sympathetic MP
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Since Young Winston attempts to be a kind of vest-pocket spectacle, there are also a couple of the battles in which he fought (a set-to in the Sudan, a Boer skirmish). Attenborough stages them with all the fury of a grade school recess.

Full Review… | March 11, 2015
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Both a brilliant artistic achievement and a fascinating, highly enjoyable film -- a combination not always obtained.

Full Review… | August 8, 2008
Top Critic

A frightfully Boering biopic chronicling the adventures of 2nd Lt Winston Churchill.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Robert Shaw and Anne Bancroft, as Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill, are such interesting actors that they could have wrecked the film had it been better: you wish it were about them, not him.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

It is dignified, occasionally exciting, filled with lots of walk-ons so eminent British actors can play eminent British statesmen, and more or less faithful to the facts. But it's nothing more than that.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

John Mills, Edward Woodward, Patrick Magee, Robert Hardy, Anthony, Hopkins and a string of well-known names in small parts keep the standard of acting agreeably high.

Full Review… | March 11, 2015
The Spectator

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