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Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Richard Attenborough

Writing Credits  

Charles Chilton ... (based on Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop Production by, and the members of the original cast)
 
Ted Allan ... (after a stage treatment by)
 
Len Deighton ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Wendy Allnutt ... Florence Victoria 'Flo' Smith
Colin Farrell Colin Farrell ... Harry Arnold Smith
Malcolm McFee Malcolm McFee ... Frederick Percy 'Freddie' Smith
John Rae John Rae ... Grandpa Smith
Corin Redgrave ... Bertram Biddle 'Bertie' Smith
Maurice Roëves ... George Patrick Michael Smith
Paul Shelley Paul Shelley ... Jack Henry Smith
Kim Smith Kim Smith ... Richard 'Dickie' Smith
Angela Thorne ... Elizabeth May 'Betty' Smith
Mary Wimbush ... Mary Emma Smith
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Australian Soldier
Pia Colombo Pia Colombo ... Estaminet Singer
Paul Daneman Paul Daneman ... Czar Nicholas II
Isabel Dean ... Sir John French's Lady
Christian Doermer ... Fritz
Robert Flemyng ... Major Mallory - Staff Officer in Gassed Trench
Meriel Forbes Meriel Forbes ... Lady Pamela Grey
Ian Holm ... President Raymond Poincaré
David Lodge ... Recruiting Sergeant at Music Hall
Joe Melia ... The Photographer
Guy Middleton ... General Sir William Robertson
Juliet Mills ... Nurse
Nanette Newman ... Nurse
Cecil Parker ... Sir John
Natasha Parry ... Sir William Robertson's Lady
Gerald Sim Gerald Sim ... Chaplain
Thorley Walters Thorley Walters ... Staff Officer in Ballroom
Anthony Ainley ... 3rd Aide
Penelope Allen ... Solo Chorus Girl (as Penny Allen)
Maurice Arthur Maurice Arthur ... Soldier Singer at Chaplain's Address
Freddie Ascott Freddie Ascott ... 'Whizzbang' Soldier
Michael Bates ... Drunk Lance Corporal
Fanny Carby Fanny Carby ... Mill Girl
Cecilia Darby Cecilia Darby ... Sir Henry Wilson's Lady
Geoffrey Davies ... Aide to Field-Marshal Haig
Edward Fox ... Aide to Field-Marshal Haig
George Ghent George Ghent ... Heckler at Pankhurst Speech
Peter Gilmore ... Private Burgess
Ben Howard Ben Howard ... Private Garbett
Norman Jones ... Scottish Soldier
Paddy Joyce Paddy Joyce ... Irish Soldier
Angus Lennie ... Scottish Soldier
Harry Locke ... Heckler at Pankhurst Speech
Clifford Mollison ... Heckler at Pankhurst Speech
Derek Newark Derek Newark ... Shooting Gallery Proprietor
John Owens ... Seamus Moore
Ron Pember Ron Pember ... Corporal at Railway Station
Dorothy Reynolds ... Heckler at Pankhurst Speech
Norman Shelley Norman Shelley ... Staff Officer in Ballroom
Marianne Stone ... Mill Girl
John Trigger John Trigger ... Officer at Railway Station
Kathleen Wileman Kathleen Wileman ... Emma Smith - Age 4
Dirk Bogarde ... Stephen
Phyllis Calvert ... Lady Dorothy Haig
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... French Colonel (as Jean Pierre Cassel)
John Clements John Clements ... General Helmuth von Moltke
John Gielgud ... Count Leopold von Berchtold
Jack Hawkins ... Emperor Franz Joseph
Kenneth More ... Kaiser Wilhelm II
Laurence Olivier ... Field-Marshal Sir John French
Michael Redgrave ... General Sir Henry Wilson
Vanessa Redgrave ... Sylvia Pankhurst
Ralph Richardson ... Sir Edward Grey
Maggie Smith ... Music Hall Star
Susannah York ... Eleanor
John Mills ... Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig
Band of the Irish Guards Band of the Irish Guards ... Military Band in Brighton (as The Band of the Irish Guards)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pamela Abbott Pamela Abbott ... Czarina Alexandra (uncredited)
Jack Armstrong Jack Armstrong ... British Officer (uncredited)
Charlotte Attenborough Charlotte Attenborough ... Emma Smith - Age 8 (uncredited)
Roy Beck ... American GI (uncredited)
Annie Bee Annie Bee ... Girl Friend in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
Norman Bird ... Training Sergeant (uncredited)
Joanne Brown Joanne Brown ... Singer (uncredited)
Christopher Cabot Christopher Cabot ... Soldier in Shell Hole (uncredited)
Jeremy Child ... Wealthy Young Man (uncredited)
Frank Coda Frank Coda ... Soldier in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
Ambrose Coghill Ambrose Coghill ... His Father (uncredited)
Stella Courtney Stella Courtney ... Poincaré's Lady (uncredited)
Sheila Cox Sheila Cox ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Elizabeth Craven Elizabeth Craven ... Kaiserin Augusta (uncredited)
Richard Davies Richard Davies ... Sergeant in Burial Party (uncredited)
John Dunn-Hill John Dunn-Hill ... Irish Soldier (uncredited)
Ray Edwards Ray Edwards ... 3rd Staff Officer in Ballroom (uncredited)
Charles Farrell ... Policeman (uncredited)
Hermione Farthingale Hermione Farthingale ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Frank Forsyth ... President Woodrow Wilson (uncredited)
Joyce Franklin Joyce Franklin ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
John Gabriel John Gabriel ... Nikolai Lenin (uncredited)
Zeph Gladstone Zeph Gladstone ... Sir John's Chauffeuse (uncredited)
Ruth Gower Ruth Gower ... General von Moltke's Lady (uncredited)
Kim Grant Kim Grant ... Soldier in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
Carole Gray ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Paul Hansard Paul Hansard ... German Officer (uncredited)
Kathleen Helme Kathleen Helme ... Berchtold's Lady (uncredited)
Richard Howard Richard Howard ... Young Soldier at Mons (uncredited)
John Hussey ... Soldier on Balcony (uncredited)
Dinny Jones Dinny Jones ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Lind Joyce Lind Joyce ... Scoreboard Girl (uncredited)
Dolores Judson Dolores Judson ... Haig's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Ruth Kettlewell Ruth Kettlewell ... Duchess Sophie (uncredited)
Stanley Lebor ... Soldier in Gassed Trench (uncredited)
Delia Linden Delia Linden ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Richard Loring Richard Loring ... Soldier in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
Tom Marshall Tom Marshall ... Soldier in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
Stanley McGeagh Stanley McGeagh ... Soldier in Gassed Trench (uncredited)
Isabelle Metcalfe Isabelle Metcalfe ... Girl Friend in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
Jenny Morgan Jenny Morgan ... Girl Friend in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
Anthony Morton Anthony Morton ... Italian Military Attaché (uncredited)
Christine Noonan ... Mill Girl (uncredited)
Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey ... Archduke Franz Ferdinand (uncredited)
Steve Plytas Steve Plytas ... Turkish Military Attaché (uncredited)
Andrew Robertson ... 2nd Scottish Soldier (uncredited)
Sue Robinson Sue Robinson ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
David Scheuer David Scheuer ... French Soldier (uncredited)
Jane Seymour ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Valerie Smith Valerie Smith ... Girl Friend in 'Goodbyee' (uncredited)
Guy Standeven ... American Officer (uncredited)
Pippa Steel Pippa Steel ... Scoreboard Girl (uncredited)
P.G. Stephens P.G. Stephens ... Irish Soldier (uncredited)
Tony Thawnton Tony Thawnton ... Officer on Telephone (uncredited)
Christian Thorogood Christian Thorogood ... Irish Soldier (uncredited)
Brian Tipping Brian Tipping ... 4th Scottish Soldier (uncredited)
Bette Vivian Bette Vivian ... Heckler at Pankhurst Speech (uncredited)
Tony Vogel ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Arthur White Arthur White ... Sergeant in Dugout (uncredited)
Michael Wolf ... German Officer (uncredited)
John Woodnutt ... British Officer (uncredited)
Julia Wright Julia Wright ... Haig's Secretary (uncredited)
Mary Yeomans Mary Yeomans ... Scoreboard Girl (uncredited)

Produced by 

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

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)
Drummond Riddell ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Ron Baker ... property buyer
Albert Blackshaw ... construction manager
Peter James ... set dresser
Jack Towns ... stand-by propertyman
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
Michael Garfath ... clapper loader (uncredited)
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)

Location Management 

Bryan Coates ... location manager

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 L R A M A R C M p s m R E)
C.H. Jaeger ... director of music: The Band of the Irish Guards (as Lieut-Colonel C. H. Jaeger O B E Mus Bac L R A M A R C M p s m)
Alfred Ralston ... composer: incidental music / conductor: incidental music / the songs orchestrated by
Eric Tomlinson ... music recordist

Other crew 

Douglas Campbell ... military adviser (as Major-General Sir Douglas Campbell KBE CB DSO MC)
Eleanor Fazan ... choreographer
Raymond Hawkey ... titles designed by
Joan Littlewood ... producer: Theatre Workshop production
Ann M. Paterson ... production secretary (as Ann Paterson)
May Routh ... production research
Ann Skinner ... continuity
Derek Tarrant ... production accountant
Ron Bareham ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Pam Rose ... stand-in/double (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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