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Oh! What a Lovely War

Synopsis
A restored version of Richard Attenborough’s directorial debut film which re-interprets real First World War events as a musical. Based on the 1963 radio play written by Charles Chiltern which was adapted for the stage by Joan Littlewood and her London Theatre Workshop.

DVD extras include a feature-length audio commentary by Lord Attenborough, and three original documentaries - WELCOME TO WORLD WAR ONE (27 mins), THE SMITH FAMILY ALBUM (23 mins)and KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING (23 mins). They include never previously seen interviews with Lord Attenborough, Corin Redgrave, Ann Skinner, Angela Thorne, Edward Fox and Susannah York.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
1969
Subjects
Film Studies
Keywords
feature films; film adaptations; World War 1

Credits

Director
Richard Attenborough
Writer
Charles Chilton; Len Deighton
Cast
Corin Redgrave 
Dirk Bogarde 
Edward Fox 
Ian Holm 
Jack Hawkins 
John Gielgud 
John Mills 
Kenneth More 
Laurence Olivier 
Maggie Smith 
Michael Redgrave 
Ralph Richardson 
Susannah York 
Vanessa Redgrave 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
144 minutes
Year
2006

Distributor

Name

Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)

Web
http://www.paramountpictures.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 3184 2300
Fax
020 3184 2102
Address
Building 5
Chiswick Park
566 Chiswick High Road
London
W4 5YF
Notes
Formerly: CIC Video
 

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