World soundtrack awards
Film Fest Gent - Oh! What a Lovely War
Archived: Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

director: Richard Attenborough

composer: Alfred Ralston
With: Wendy Allnutt, Colin Farrell , Malcolm McFee, John Rae, Corin Redgrave, a.o.

duration: 144 minutes
War, Music/Musical


A musical film of Richard Attenborough, based on a stage play by the same name, tells the story of the family Smiths during the First World War. Much of the action in the film revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers, and many scenes portray some of the more famous and infamous incidents of the war.


director: Richard Attenborough
composer: Alfred Ralston
producer: Richard Attenborough
screenplay: Len Deighton, based on the musical by Joan Littlewood, based on the play by Charles Chilton
Editor: Kevin Connor
Cinematography: Gerry Turpin
sound: Don Challis

production company: Accord Productions

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: no subt
Country: United Kingdom
year: 1969


RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH (1923): Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Young Winston (1972), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Magic (1978), Gandhi (1982), A Chorus Line (1985), Cry Freedom (1987), Chaplin (1992), Shadowlands (1993), In Love and War (1996), Grey Owl (1999), Puckoon (2002), Closing The Ring (2007)

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,39

Other festival films by director Richard Attenborough

2007:Closing the ring
2004:Bridge too far, a
2004:Chorus line, a
2004:Cry freedom
1999:Young winston
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