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Young Winston (1972)

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Complex family relationships, as well as a combat experience, form the personality of the future world-known politician.

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Winston Churchill (based upon "My Early Life: A Roving Commission") (as The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill K.G. O.M. C.H. M.P.), Carl Foreman (written for the screen by)
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Shaw ... Lord Randolph Churchill
Anne Bancroft ... Lady Jennie Churchill / Lady Randolph Churchill
Simon Ward ... Young Winston / Sir Winston Churchill's Voice (voice)
Jack Hawkins ... Mr. Welldon
Patrick Magee ... General Bindon Blood
Edward Woodward ... Aylmer Haldane
John Mills ... General Kitchener
Peter Cellier ... Captain
Ronald Hines ... Adjutant
Dino Shafeek ... Sikh Soldier
Russell Lewis Russell Lewis ... Winston (aged 7)
Pat Heywood Pat Heywood ... Mrs. Everest
Laurence Naismith ... Lord Salisbury
William Dexter William Dexter ... Arthur Balfour
Basil Dignam ... Joseph Chamberlain
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Storyline

This historical drama is an account of the early life of the future British Prime Minister Sir 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]

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Second uncredited theatrical movie role of Sir Nigel Hawthorne (Boer Sentry), after Carve Her Name with Pride (1958). See more »

Goofs

As the 'last ever cavalry charge' reached the enemy lines, a white flare, used as a signal for the hordes of extras, can be seen dropping from the sky. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Captain: Who's that bloody fool on the gray?
Adjutant: Someone who wants to be noticed, I should imagine.
Captain: He'll be noticed. He'll get his head blown off.
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Connections

Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Enigma Variations
(uncredited)
Music by Edward Elgar
Arranged by Alfred Ralston
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A Film well remembered
5 February 2007 | by TirogesflairSee all my reviews

Like most reviewers here - I saw the film originally on the big screen back in 1972. As an eager young historian then - I recall how much this film helped bring to life Winston Churchill and political and social life of Great Britain in the decades before the First World War. Simon Ward was brilliant as the young Winston but Robert Shaw's tortured performance as Lord Randolph Churchill stand out - especially the scene where he is addressing the House of Commons when clearly his mind was fast gowing. Anthony Hopkins does have a small - but crucial role in the film as Liberal M.P David Lloyd George. It was his friendship with Churchill and the then political issue of tariffs v Free trade that led to Churchill leaving the Conservatives and becoming a Liberal for the next 20 years. I do also recall the final 'ghost' scene - so i will be interested to see what the new DVD will do about that as a missing scene from the earlier video release.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Churchill Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Morlais Colliery, Dyfed, Wales See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,687,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Open Road Films (II) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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