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O Lucky Man!
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Director:
Writer:
David Sherwin (writer)
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Release Date:
20 June 1973 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Smile while you're makin' it. Laugh while you're takin' it. Even though you're fakin' it. Nobody's gonna know...
Plot:
This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The Test Of Time See more (71 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Malcolm McDowell ... Michael Arnold Travis / Plantation thief

Ralph Richardson ... Sir James Burgess / Monty

Rachel Roberts ... Gloria Rowe / Madame Paillard / Mrs. Richards

Arthur Lowe ... Mr. Duff / Charlie Johnson / Dr. Munda

Helen Mirren ... Patricia

Graham Crowden ... Stewart / Prof. Millar / Meths Drinker
Peter Jeffrey ... Factory chairman / Prison governor
Dandy Nichols ... Tea Lady / Neighbour
Mona Washbourne ... Neighbour / Usher / Sister Hallett
Philip Stone ... Jenkins / Interrogator / Salvation Army major
Mary MacLeod ... Mrs. Ball / Salvationist / Vicar'w Wife
Michael Bangerter ... William / Interrogator / Assistant / Released prisoner
Wallas Eaton ... John Stone (Coffee Factory) / Col. Steiger / Prison Warder / Meths Drinker / Film Executive

Warren Clarke ... Master of Ceremonies (Nightspot) / Warner / Male nurse
Bill Owen ... Supt. Barlow / Insp. Carding
Michael Medwin ... Army captain / Power station technician / Duke of Belminster
Vivian Pickles ... Good lady

Geoffrey Palmer ... Examination doctor / Basil Keyes
Geoffrey Chater ... Bishop / Vicar
Anthony Nicholls ... General / Judge
Brian Glover ... Plantation Foreman / Bassett (Power Station Guard)
Edward Judd ... Oswald
Pearl Nunez ... Mrs. Naidu
Jeremy Bulloch ... Young man
David Daker ... Policeman at accident / Man at stag party / Munda's manservant / Policeman at tenement
Edward Peel ... Policeman at accident / Power station guard / Policeman in court
Alan Price ... Himself
Colin Green ... Guitar
Clive Thacker ... Tolly (drums)
Dave Markee ... Bass guitarist
Ian Leake ... Streaky (roadie)
Bart Allison (as Bart Alison)
Ben Aris ... Mr. MacIntyre / Dr. Hyder / Flight Lt. Wallace
John Barrett ... Bill
Margot Bennett ... Coffee picker

James Bolam ... Attenborough / Examination doctor
Sue Bond
Constance Chapman ... Lady Burgess
Peter Childs
Frank Cousins
Brian Croucher
Allen Cullen
Paul Dawkins ... Plantation judge / Man at stag party / Meths drinker
Anna Dawson ... Becky

Michael Elphick
Eleanor Fazan
Paul Healey
Geoffrey Hinsliff (as Geoff Hinsliff)
Jo Jeggo
Patricia Lawrence ... Clinic receptionist / Miss Hunter
Stephanie Lawrence
Brian Lawson
Terence Maidment
Tuesday Miller
Christine Noonan ... Coffee trainee / Mavis (girl at stag party)
Ken Oxtoby
Stuart Perry
Brian Pettifer ... Laurence Biles
Bill Pilkington
Cyril Renison
Irene Richmond
Roy Scammell
Peter Schofield ... Tax inspector / Club waiter
Frank Singuineau
Patsy Smart

David Sterne
Adele Strong ... Elizabeth Valerie Stewart / Tenement neighbor
Hugh Thomas ... Coffee salesman / Pickpocket
Betty Turner
Glenn Williams ... Mr. Spalding / Doctor / Pickpocket / Meths Drinker
Catherine Willmer ... Dr. Houston
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lindsay Anderson ... Film director (uncredited)
Patricia Healey ... Hotel receptionist (uncredited)
Rachelle Miller ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Lindsay Anderson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Sherwin  writer

Produced by
Lindsay Anderson .... producer
Basil Keys .... associate producer
Michael Medwin .... producer
Albert Finney .... producer (uncredited)
Malcolm McDowell .... producer (uncredited)
David Sherwin .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Alan Price 
 
Cinematography by
Miroslav Ondrícek 
 
Film Editing by
David Gladwell 
 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman 
 
Production Design by
Jocelyn Herbert 
 
Art Direction by
Alan Withy 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Cordwell 
 
Makeup Department
Colin Jamison .... hair stylist
Basil Newall .... makeup artist
Paul Rabiger .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Donald Toms .... production manager (as Don Toms)
Zelda Barron .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Cracknell .... assistant director
Richard Jenkins .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jack Carter .... construction
John Lanzer .... buyer
Ted Marshall .... associate art director
Harry Newman .... property master
Yves Simard .... graphic artist
Richard Rambaut .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alan Bell .... sound editor
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
Christian Wangler .... sound (as Chris Wangler)
 
Special Effects by
John Stears .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Len Crowe .... gaffer
Herbert Smith .... camera operator
Dickie Lee .... key grip (uncredited)
Roy Rodhouse .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elsa Fennell .... wardrober
 
Editorial Department
Michael Ellis .... assistant editor
Tom Priestley .... supervising editor
Neil Thompson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Colin Green .... musician: guitar & banjo (uncredited)
John Lundsten .... music recordist (uncredited)
Dave Markee .... musician: bass guitar (uncredited)
Alan Price .... musician: keyboards, piano, & organ (uncredited)
Alan Price .... singer (uncredited)
Clive Thacker .... musican: drums & percussions (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Valerie Booth .... continuity
Malcolm McDowell .... original idea
Roger Williams .... assistant to director
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (uncredited)
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Anthony Sloman .... insert director: "The Father Christmas" film (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
178 min | Sweden:168 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:X (theatrical release) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Initially Lindsay Anderson was opposed to the idea of blacking up one of his actors, Arthur Lowe, but he was eventually persuaded otherwise.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: A sign says 200 miles to London where Travis is picked up. He has reached there by walking for a while from the military establishment where the explosion took place. The distance even from London to the border of Scotland is 398 Miles.See more »
Quotes:
Michael Arnold Travis:Yes, but what's gonna happen to me? Will I come out the same as I went in?
Professor Millar:Not the same: better.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in O Lucky Malcolm! (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
O Lucky Man!See more »

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49 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
The Test Of Time, 26 August 2005
Author: ccrivelli2005 from Rome, Italy

It became my favorite film the day I saw it for the first time, 22 years ago! It still is. I saw it again on video a week ago and here it is, traveling through my brain as a familiar song with constant new messages. Malcolm McDowell and Lindsay Anderson had blown us away with "If..." a couple of years before. But if "If..." was the courting, marriage and honeymoon of two great artists, "O Lucky Man" is a confirmation of a great love story. I know there are a few other members of this menage, David Sherwin for instance or the amazing group of superb British character actors from Mona Washbourne to Helen Mirren but the incomparable presence of McDowell inhabiting Anderson's universe makes this "O Lucky Man" one of the happiest movie adventures of my movie going life. As you may have noticed, I haven't told you anything about the film, I just wanted to share my thoughts hoping to wet your appetite. If you haven't seen it, don't miss it.

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