Oh! What a Lovely War

88% want to see it

In theaters Oct 03, 1969
G, 2 hr. 24 min.

Movie Info

Synopsis: Oh! What a Lovely War is an every-man-for-himself adaptation of Charles Chilton's 1963 play, as staged in London by Joan Littlewood. The tragedy of World War I is redefined in bawdy music-hall terms,
Director: Richard Attenborough
Rated: G
Running Time: 2 hr. 24 min.
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Theater Release: Oct 03, 1969
DVD Release: Nov 07, 2006


Colin Farrell

Harry Smith
John Rae

Grandpa Smith
Corin Redgrave

Bertie Smith
Ralph Richardson

Sir Edward Grey
Meriel Forbes

Lady Grey
Wensley Pithey

Archduke Franz Ferdi...
Ruth Kettlewell

Duchess Sophie
Ian Holm

President Poincare


Critic Reviews

  • An anti-war musical whose originality has never been successfully repeated. More...
  • Remains the most interesting and daring film Attenborough ever made. More...
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User Reviews

  • A strange and interesting Great War film that presents the conflict as, among other things, a garish seaside carnival to which everyone wanted a...