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Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

G
144 min | Comedy, Musical, War

The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.
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Writers
Charles Chilton (based on Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop Production by, and the members of the original cast) | Ted Allan (after a stage treatment by)
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Donald M. Ashton (as Don Ashton)
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Updated Apr 10, 1969

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Oct 3, 1969 (United States)

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Wendy Allnutt
Florence Victoria 'Flo' Smith Florence Victoria 'Flo' Smith   See fewer
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Colin Farrell
Harry Arnold Smith Harry Arnold Smith   See fewer
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Grandpa Smith Grandpa Smith   See fewer
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George Patrick Michael Smith George Patrick Michael Smith   See fewer
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Jack Henry Smith Jack Henry Smith   See fewer
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Kim Smith
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Vincent Ball
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7.2 / 10 | 2,376 votes