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Young Winston (1972)

This historical drama is an account of the early life of the future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood, his time as a war correspondent in South ... See full summary »

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(based upon "My Early Life: A Roving Commission") (as The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill K.G. O.M. C.H. M.P.), (written for the screen by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Young Winston / Sir Winston Churchill's Voice (voice)
Peter Cellier ...
Captain
Ronald Hines ...
Adjutant
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Sikh Soldier
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Russell Lewis ...
Pat Heywood ...
Mrs. Everest
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William Dexter ...
Basil Dignam ...
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Prep School Headmaster
John Stuart ...
Speaker Peel
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Butcher
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This historical drama is an account of the early life of the future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood, his time as a war correspondent in South Africa during the Second Boer War and culminating in his first election to Parliament. Written by Matt <matt@measham.force9.net>

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Rebel Soldier Hustler Prisoner Fugitive Firebrand [Australia Theatrical]

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Biography | Drama | War

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Release Date:

28 July 1972 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El joven Winston  »

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| (Western Electric Sound System) (uncredited)

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(archive footage)| (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Debut theatrical feature film of actor Nigel Hawthorne. See more »

Goofs

When the British artillery is laying waste to the Mahdist charge at Omdurman, several of the extras are obviously running in place so as not to accidentally be near where the explosives detonate. See more »

Quotes

Winston Churchill: I'm free! I'm Winston Bloody Churchill, and I'm free!
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Connections

Featured in Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The British Grenadiers
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Captain D. Taylor
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" It may be our empire too is doomed, but for us, there is such a thing as Moral Force "
23 April 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

From the autobiographical works of the Prime Minister of England comes this remarkable chronology of his life. The Film is called " Young Winston " and was directed by equally famous, Sir Richard Attenborough. The film encapsulates Churchill's early life (Russell Lewis) during his formative school years of which he later recalls both the loving affection given by his nanny (Pat Haywood), a woman he fondly remembers in his memoirs and the brutal education system he was subjected to. It is to his credit he relates his Father's (Robert Shaw) struggle to maintain his conservative political status as well as his parental obligations. All the while, Winston tries to earn approval and become a success. His mother, Lady Jennie Churchhill (Anne Bancroft) is seen as both a proper wife and mother as well as a spirited Representative of her family's social affairs. The audience is also privy to the courageous undertakings of the ambitious Churchill (Simon Ward) as he experiences both the hazards of war and the warnings of the political arena. In this he is scrutinized carefully by both friend (Anthony Hopkins) and adversaries like Lord Salisbury (Laurence Naismith) alike. The movie, like his biography, is creatively smooth and contains both the hurtles and inner doubts. As a result, it becomes an exceptional narrative studded with noted movie icons like Jack Hawkins, Patrick Magee, Edward Woodward and John Mills. In addition the colorful costumes, panoramic scenes and exciting action make for an interesting historical film of one of the world's most respected leaders. Superb Movie and definitely a Classic. ****


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