Oh! What a Lovely War Poster

Release Date: February 20th, 2006

DVD Release Date: November 7th, 2006

G|2 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
World War I gets the musical treatment in a series of a song-and-dance vignettes. Throughout it follows the Smith family -- stand-ins for the British working class -- who initially view the war with sunny optimism. But after the Smith boys -- Jack (Malcolm McFee), Freddie , Harry (Maurice Roƫves) and George (Paul Shelley) -- witness the reality of trench warfare, their illusions are shattered, and the best they can hope for is survival.

Cast: Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Kenneth More, John Clements, Ian Holm, Meriel Forbes, Wensley Pithey

Director: Richard Attenborough

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Accord Productions

Keywords: Growing up, Family, Emotional, Transformation, Soldier

Awards

Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Winner Foreign Film - English Language
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Winner United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Winner Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Winner Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Winner Art Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)