A movie 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. Written by
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The Musical Shot In The Arm !
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In spite of the horrors of the war narrated in the film, all casualties are always implied: not a single blood drop or stain is shown, and no person is seen felled by bombs or bullets. See more
When Sir John's car drives off after his conversation with Harry, a modern car can be seen reflected in the window. See more
Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig
Grant us victory, O Lord, before the Americans get here.
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It's a Long Way to Tipperary
Written by Jack Judge
and Harry Williams
Performed by chorus See more