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O Lucky Man! (1973)

R
178 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone.
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David Sherwin (screenplay) | Malcolm McDowell (based on an original idea by)
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Updated May 3, 1973

Release date
Jun 20, 1973 (United States)

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74 cast members
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Malcolm McDowell
Mick Travis / Plantation Thief Mick Travis / Plantation Thief   See fewer
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Ralph Richardson
Sir James Burgess / Monty Sir James Burgess / Monty   See fewer
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Rachel Roberts
Gloria Rowe / Madame Paillard / Mrs. Richards Gloria Rowe / Madame Paillard / Mrs. Richards   See fewer
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Arthur Lowe
Mr. Duff / Charlie Johnson / Dr. Munda Mr. Duff / Charlie Johnson / Dr. Munda   See fewer
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Helen Mirren
Patricia Burgess / Casting Assistant Patricia Burgess / Casting Assistant   See fewer
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Graham Crowden
Stewart / Prof. Millar / Meths Drinker Stewart / Prof. Millar / Meths Drinker   See fewer
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Peter Jeffrey
Factory Chairman / Prison Governor Factory Chairman / Prison Governor   See fewer
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Dandy Nichols
Tea Lady / Neighbour Tea Lady / Neighbour   See fewer
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Mona Washbourne
Neighbour / Usher / Sister Hallett Neighbour / Usher / Sister Hallett   See fewer
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Philip Stone
Jenkins / Interrogator / Salvation Army Major Jenkins / Interrogator / Salvation Army Major   See fewer
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Mary MacLeod
Mary Ball / Salvationist / Vicar's Wife (as Mary Macleod) Mary Ball / Salvationist / Vicar's Wife (as Mary Macleod)   See fewer
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Michael Bangerter
William / Interrogator / Assistant / Released Prisoner William / Interrogator / Assistant / Released Prisoner   See fewer
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Wallas Eaton
John Stone (Coffee Factory) / Col. Steiger / Prison Warder / Meths Drinker / Film Executive John Stone (Coffee Factory) / Col. Steiger / Prison Warder / Meths Drinker / Film Executive   See fewer
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Warren Clarke
Master of Ceremonies (Nightspot) / Warner / Male Nurse Master of Ceremonies (Nightspot) / Warner / Male Nurse   See fewer
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Bill Owen
Supt. Barlow / Insp. Carding Supt. Barlow / Insp. Carding   See fewer
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Michael Medwin
Army Captain / Power station Technician / Duke of Belminster Army Captain / Power station Technician / Duke of Belminster   See fewer
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Vivian Pickles
Good Lady Good Lady   See fewer
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Geoffrey Palmer
Examination Doctor / Basil Keyes Examination Doctor / Basil Keyes   See fewer
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Geoffrey Chater
Bishop / Vicar Bishop / Vicar   See fewer
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Anthony Nicholls
General / Judge General / Judge   See fewer
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Brian Glover
Plantation Foreman / Bassett (Power Station Guard) Plantation Foreman / Bassett (Power Station Guard)   See fewer
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Edward Judd
Oswald Oswald   See fewer
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Pearl Nunez
Mrs. Naidu Mrs. Naidu   See fewer
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Jeremy Bulloch
Young Man / Sportscar Driver / Sandwichboard Man Young Man / Sportscar Driver / Sandwichboard Man   See fewer
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David Daker
Policeman at Accident / Man at Stag Party / Munda's Manservant / Policeman at Tenement Policeman at Accident / Man at Stag Party / Munda's Manservant / Policeman at Tenement   See fewer
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Edward Peel
Policeman at Accident / Power Station Guard / Policeman in Court Policeman at Accident / Power Station Guard / Policeman in Court   See fewer
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Alan Price
Alan Price Alan Price   See fewer
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Colin Green
Guitar Guitar   See fewer
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Clive Thacker
Tolly (drums) Tolly (drums)   See fewer
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Dave Markee
Bass Guitarist Bass Guitarist   See fewer
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Ian Leake
Streaky (roadie) Streaky (roadie)   See fewer
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Bart Allison
Actor (as Bart Alison) Actor (as Bart Alison)   See fewer
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Ben Aris
Mr. MacIntyre / Dr. Hyder / Flight Lt. Wallace Mr. MacIntyre / Dr. Hyder / Flight Lt. Wallace   See fewer
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Margot Bennett
Coffee Picker Coffee Picker   See fewer
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James Bolam
Attenborough / Examination Doctor Attenborough / Examination Doctor   See fewer
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Sue Bond
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Constance Chapman
Lady Burgess Lady Burgess   See fewer
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Alan Cullen
Actor (as Allen Cullen) Actor (as Allen Cullen)   See fewer
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Paul Dawkins
Plantation Judge / Man at Stag Party / Meths Drinker Plantation Judge / Man at Stag Party / Meths Drinker   See fewer
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Eleanor Fazan
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Geoffrey Hinsliff
Actor (as Geoff Hinsliff) Actor (as Geoff Hinsliff)   See fewer
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Jo Jeggo
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Patricia Lawrence
Clinic Receptionist / Miss Hunter Clinic Receptionist / Miss Hunter   See fewer
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Tuesday Miller
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Christine Noonan
Coffee Trainee / Mavis (Girl at Stag Party) Coffee Trainee / Mavis (Girl at Stag Party)   See fewer
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Ken Oxtoby
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Brian Pettifer
Laurence Biles Laurence Biles   See fewer
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Irene Richmond
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Peter Schofield
Tax Inspector / Club Waiter Tax Inspector / Club Waiter   See fewer
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Patsy Smart
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David Sterne
Actor (as David Stern) Actor (as David Stern)   See fewer
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Adele Strong
Elizabeth Valerie Stewart / Tenement Neighbor Elizabeth Valerie Stewart / Tenement Neighbor   See fewer
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Hugh Thomas
Coffee Salesman / Pickpocket Coffee Salesman / Pickpocket   See fewer
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Betty Turner
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Glenn Williams
Mr. Spalding / Doctor / Pickpocket / Meths Drinker Mr. Spalding / Doctor / Pickpocket / Meths Drinker   See fewer
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Catherine Willmer
Dr. Houston Dr. Houston   See fewer
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Lindsay Anderson
Film Director (uncredited) Film Director (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patricia Healey
Hotel Receptionist (uncredited) Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rachelle Miller
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 6,757 votes