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Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Richard Attenborough

Writing Credits  

Charles Chilton ... (play)
 
Ted Allan ... (stage treatment)
 
Len Deighton ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Wendy Allnutt ...
Florence Victoria 'Flo' Smith
Colin Farrell ...
Harry Arnold Smith
Malcolm McFee ...
Frederick Percy 'Freddie' Smith
John Rae ...
Grandpa Smith
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Bertram Biddle 'Bertie' Smith
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George Patrick Michael Smith
Paul Shelley ...
Jack Henry Smith
Kim Smith ...
Richard 'Dickie' Smith
Angela Thorne ...
Elizabeth May 'Betty' Smith
Mary Wimbush ...
Mary Emma Smith
Vincent Ball ...
Australian Soldier
Pia Colombo ...
Estaminet Singer
Paul Daneman ...
Isabel Dean ...
Sir John French's Lady
Christian Doermer ...
Fritz
Robert Flemyng ...
Major Mallory - Staff Officer in Gassed Trench
Meriel Forbes ...
Lady Pamela Grey
...
David Lodge ...
Recruiting Sergeant at Music Hall
Joe Melia ...
The Photographer
Guy Middleton ...
...
Nurse
Nanette Newman ...
Nurse
Cecil Parker ...
Sir John
Natasha Parry ...
Sir William Robertson's Lady
Gerald Sim ...
Chaplain
Thorley Walters ...
Staff Officer in Ballroom
Anthony Ainley ...
3rd Aide
...
Solo Chorus Girl (as Penny Allen)
Maurice Arthur ...
Soldier Singer at Chaplain's Address
Freddie Ascott ...
'Whizzbang' Soldier
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Drunk Lance Corporal
Fanny Carby ...
Mill Girl
Cecilia Darby ...
Sir Henry Wilson's Lady
Geoffrey Davies ...
Aide to Field-Marshal Haig
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Aide to Field-Marshal Haig
George Ghent ...
Heckler at Pankhurst Speech
Peter Gilmore ...
Private Burgess
Ben Howard ...
Private Garbett
Norman Jones ...
Scottish Soldier
Paddy Joyce ...
Irish Soldier
Angus Lennie ...
Scottish Soldier
Harry Locke ...
Heckler at Pankhurst Speech
Clifford Mollison ...
Heckler at Pankhurst Speech
Derek Newark ...
Shooting Gallery Proprietor
...
Seamus Moore
Ron Pember ...
Corporal at Railway Station
Dorothy Reynolds ...
Heckler at Pankhurst Speech
Norman Shelley ...
Staff Officer in Ballroom
Marianne Stone ...
Mill Girl
John Trigger ...
Officer at Railway Station
Kathleen Wileman ...
Emma Smith - Age 4
...
Stephen
Phyllis Calvert ...
Lady Dorothy Haig
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French Colonel (as Jean Pierre Cassel)
John Clements ...
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Count Leopold von Berchtold
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Field-Marshal Sir John French
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Music Hall Star
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Eleanor
...
Band of the Irish Guards ...
Military Band in Brighton (as The Band of the Irish Guards)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pamela Abbott ...
Czarina Alexandra (uncredited)
Charlotte Attenborough ...
Emma Smith - Age 8 (uncredited)
Annie Bee ...
Girl Friend in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
Norman Bird ...
Training Sergeant (uncredited)
Joanne Brown ...
Singer (uncredited)
Christopher Cabot ...
Soldier in Shell Hole (uncredited)
Jeremy Child ...
Wealthy Young Man (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)
Richard Davies ...
Sergeant in Burial Party (uncredited)
John Dunhill ...
Irish Soldier (uncredited)
Ray Edwards ...
3rd Staff Officer in Ballroom (uncredited)
Charles Farrell ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Hermione Farthingale ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Frank Forsyth ...
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)
Stanley Lebor ...
Soldier in Gassed Trench (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)
Christine Noonan ...
Mill Girl (uncredited)
Wensley Pithey ...
Steve Plytas ...
Turkish Military Attaché (uncredited)
Andrew Robertson ...
2nd Scottish Soldier (uncredited)
Sue Robinson ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
David Scheuer ...
French Soldier (uncredited)
...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Valerie Smith ...
Girl Friend in 'Goodbyee' (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)
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Produced by 

Richard Attenborough ... producer
Mac Davidson ... associate producer (as Mack Davidson)
Brian Duffy ... producer
Len Deighton ... producer (uncredited)

Music by 

Alfred Ralston

Cinematography by 

Gerry Turpin ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Kevin Connor

Casting By 

Miriam Brickman

Production Design by 

Donald M. Ashton ... (as Don Ashton)

Art Direction by 

Harry White

Costume Design by 

Anthony Mendleson

Makeup Department 

Biddy Chrystal ... chief hairdresser
Stuart Freeborn ... makeup supervisor

Production Management 

John Comfort ... production manager
Paul Hitchcock ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Claude Watson ... assistant director
Nicolas Hippisley-Coxe ... second second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Ron Baker ... property buyer
Albert Blackshaw ... construction manager
Peter James ... set dresser
Jack Towns ... stand-by propman
Peter Wood ... scenic artist
Tim Hutchinson ... draughtsman (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Tom Buchanan ... boom operator
Don Challis ... sound editor
Peter Handford ... special sound effects
Brian Holland ... sound editor
Gerry Humphreys ... dubbing mixer
Simon Kaye ... sound mixer

Special Effects by 

Ron Ballanger ... special effects
Brian Gamby ... special effects (uncredited)
Fred Heather ... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns ... special effects (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Fred Anderson ... electrical supervisor
David Cripps ... photographer: title sequence
Pat Newman ... camera grip
Michael Sarafian ... camera assistant
Ronnie Taylor ... camera operator
Ian McMillan ... camera operator: helicopter (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Brian Owen-Smith ... wardrobe master
Eileen Sullivan ... wardrobe mistress

Editorial Department 

Peter Hollywood ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Music Department 

Michael Clifford ... music editor
E.G. Horabin ... director of music: The Orchestra of the Corps of Royal Engineers [Aldershot] (as Captain E.G. Horabin LRAM ARCM psm RE)
C.H. Jaeger ... director of music: The Band of the Irish Guards (as Lieut-Colonel C.H. Jaeger OBE Mus Bac LRAM ARCM psm)
Alfred Ralston ... conductor / orchestrator
Eric Tomlinson ... music recordist

Other crew 

Douglas Campbell ... military advisor (as Major-General Sir Douglas Campbell KBE CB DSO MC)
Bryan Coates ... location manager
Eleanor Fazan ... choreographer
Raymond Hawkey ... title designer
Joan Littlewood ... producer: Theatre Workshop production
Ann M. Paterson ... production secretary (as Ann Paterson)
May Routh ... production researcher
Ann Skinner ... continuity
Derek Tarrant ... production accountant
Ron Bareham ... assistant accounting (uncredited)
Pam Rose ... stand-in/double (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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