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Overlord (1975)

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

Director:

Stuart Cooper

Writers:

Christopher Hudson (original screenplay), Stuart Cooper (original screenplay)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Stirner Brian Stirner ... Tom
Davyd Harries Davyd Harries ... Jack
Nicholas Ball Nicholas Ball ... Arthur
Julie Neesam Julie Neesam ... The Girl
Sam Sewell Sam Sewell ... The Trained Soldier
John Franklyn-Robbins John Franklyn-Robbins ... Dad
Stella Tanner Stella Tanner ... Mum
Harry Shacklock Harry Shacklock ... Stationmaster
David Scheuer David Scheuer ... Medical Officer
Ian Liston Ian Liston ... Barrack Guard
Lorna Lewis Lorna Lewis ... Prostitute
Stephen Riddle Stephen Riddle ... Dead German Soldier
Jack Le White Jack Le White ... Barman
Mark Penfold Mark Penfold ... Photographer
Micaela Minelli Micaela Minelli ... Little Girl
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During the Second World 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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Presented by The Imperial War Museum See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1978 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Den beskidte krig See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Joswend See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Arthur: Who have you got waiting for you, Tommy?
Tom: Who have I got?
[pauses]
Tom: Well, there's Mum and Dad, I suppose... and Tina.
Arthur: [smiling] Good for you, mate. Let me guess. She got brown hair, brown eyes, pale skin, nice tits, right?
Tom: [grinning] Tina is a cocker spaniel.
[pauses]
Tom: She's a lovely dog.
Arthur: A bitch?
Tom: Yeah, a bitch.
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Connections

References This Happy Breed (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lambeth Walk
Written by Douglas Furber & Noel Gay
Directed by Charles Ridley, 1943
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Stunning mix of newsreel and fiction...wow!!
27 July 2000 | by von-13See all my reviews

Fantastic little "war" gem this. Stands to reason why it won a Silver Bear at the Berlin Filmfestival once. We are offered visually very beautiful images of documentary footage from world war 2. In an extremely competent manner this material is mixed into a fictitious story about a young soldier´s life and death as a soldier participating in the famous D-Day invasion (Operation Overlord).Don't expect another Saving Private Ryan or The Longest Day.....Overlord is by far too "experimental" for that.Well, it's really impossible to compare these films, but rest assured Overlord will deliver a very unique war movie experience, like you´ve (probably) never seen it before.


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