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During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Stirner ...
Tom
Davyd Harries ...
Jack
Nicholas Ball ...
Arthur
Julie Neesam ...
The Girl
Sam Sewell ...
The Trained Soldier
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Dad
Stella Tanner ...
Mum
Harry Shacklock ...
Stationmaster
David Scheuer ...
Medical Officer
Ian Liston ...
Barrack Guard
Lorna Lewis ...
Prostitute
Stephen Riddle ...
Dead German Soldier
Jack Le White ...
Barman
Mark Penfold ...
Photographer
Micaela Minelli ...
Little Girl
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During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.

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Code Name D-Day June 6th 1944 See more »

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Drama | History | War

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13 March 1978 (Denmark)  »

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Den beskidte krig  »

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The film is referenced in the series 1 closer (episode 10) of "Hazell", a 1978 television series starring Nicholas Ball - "introduced" in Overlord. Private eye James Hazell pauses during his search around Soho for a missing girl. Behind him, full frame, is a poster for Overlord. See more »

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Arthur: Oh, God, he's dead! Fuck!
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The Lambeth Walk
Written by Douglas Furber & Noel Gay
Directed by Charles Ridley, 1943
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A superb evocation of a soldier's life in the weeks preceding D-Day
12 August 2005 | by (Surrey, England) – See all my reviews

"Overlord" follows the experience of a young soldier from his induction into the army up to his participation in Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings.

Beautifully photographed in black and white, the film weaves archive footage seamlessly into the fabric of the story and captures, not only the look, but the very essence of the period.

Until the closing moments, the protagonist is not involved in any fighting. What we see are the minutiae of life for a young soldier being trained and waiting to go into battle – the marching and military exercises; a trip to the cinema and the local village dance, where he meets his first girlfriend; the eve of battle, when he writes his last letter home, fills in the standard army issue will form, and burns all the private papers which he is not permitted to take into battle lest they fall into enemy hands and give away some information of use to the enemy. These small personal details give the film an emotional depth and a feeling for the times, which most war films made in the post war period fail to do.


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