Oh! What A Lovely War | Denver Film Society | Richard Attenborough | United Kingdom

Oh! What A Lovely War

Richard Attenborough

English, French, GermanEnglish SubtitlesUnited Kingdom1969144 min


This is a past event. This event is no longer available.


Richard Attenborough’s 1969 screen adaptation of playwright Charles Chilton’s 1963 World War I musical satire stars a who’s who of British thespians, including Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Susannah York, and Dirk Bogarde. As Roger Ebert described it in a glowing review at the time, Attenborough presents wartime—with its military brass and soldiers, patriots and grieving parents—“as a British music-hall revue; there’s a lot of smiling up front, but backstage you can see the greasepaint and smell the sweat, and the smiles become desperate, and there begins to be blood.”

Screening in collaboration with the Arvada Center in honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Sponsored By:

DenverFilmFestival DenverFilmFestival DenverFilmFestival DenverFilmFestival DenverFilmFestival
Producer: Richard Attenborough, Brian Duffy | Editor: Kevin Connor | Cinematographer: Gerry Turpin | Screenwriter: Charles Chilton, Ted Allan
Cast: Maggie Smith, Dirk Bogarde, Phyllis Calvert, Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave, Mary Wimbush

You might also enjoy...

Eternal Winter

Eternal Winter

In this Hungarian retelling of a true story, the lives of the prisoners in a 1940s Soviet labor camp have been reduced to coal mining and trying not to freeze to death, if only for the sake of their families. Admittedly, anguished Irén is finding warmth in a fellow internee’s arms for her own sake.

Hungary 2018 110 Min
Learn More
We Are Not Done Yet

We Are Not Done Yet

In this cathartic documentary by filmmaker Sareen Hairabedian, 10 U.S. military vets scarred by PTSD put their faith in the healing power of art as they prepare to stage a courageous live performance of collaborative poetry under the direction of renowned actor Jeffrey Wright.

USA 2018 40 Min
Learn More