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Richard Attenborough

Young Winston

124' - 1972 - War, Drama, Biography - Dialogue: English
Director: Richard Attenborough Composer: Alfred Ralston With: Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Peter Cellier
Churchill was one of the most charismatic figures of the 20th Century, as well as a talented and learned history and memoirs writer. After seeing Carl Foreman’s production “The Guns of Navarone”, it was Churchill himself who decided that Foreman was the right man for adapting and producing his youth memoirs, to film. Churchill died in 1965, seven years before the film was made. The film starts with Churchill as a young officer in India. One of his superiors suggests that by becoming a war correspondent he could make his way in the world of letters. A native revolt provides him with the material for his first book, that will chock the colonial authorities.

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Richard Attenborough


Alfred Ralston


Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Peter Cellier


Winston Churchill, Carl Foreman

Director of Photography

Gerry Turpin


Kevin Connor


Carl Foreman, Richard Attenborough

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Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

"My Early Life: A Roving Commission" (Winston Churchill)



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