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The Charge of the Light Brigade DVD 1968 A könnyűlovasság támadása / Directed by Tony Richardson / Starring: Trevor Howard, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Harry Andrews / Hollywood Movie Classics

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The Charge of the Light Brigade DVD 1968 A könnyűlovasság támadása / Directed by Tony Richardson / Starring: Trevor Howard, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Harry Andrews

UPC 5999546333756

MADE IN HUNGARY

REGION 2 PAL DVD

AUDIO: English 2.0, Hungarian 2.0

SUBTITLES: Hungarian

Total Runtime: 140 minutes

 

English Summary:

The Charge of the Light Brigade is a 1968 British DeLuxe Color war film made by Woodfall Film Productions and distributed by United Artists, depicting parts of the Crimean War and the eponymous charge. It was directed by Tony Richardson and produced by Neil Hartley. Its animated credits and linking passages were created by Richard Williams, drawing on the satirical use of jingoistic images.

The film is about the folly of war, and the poor state of the British Army and its leadership during the Crimean War (1853–56). Britain had not fought in a European theatre since the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, and the army had become sclerotic and bound by bureaucracy. Tactical and logistical methodology had not advanced in forty years, and the whole ethos of the army was bound in outmoded social values.

The anti-hero is a relatively competent officer, Captain Louis Nolan (David Hemmings). A veteran of the British Indian Army, Nolan is unusual in the hierarchy of his day both for having combat experience and for having acquired his commission through merited promotion as opposed to purchase. As such he regards many of his colleagues, who are mostly aristocratic dilettantes casual about squandering their subordinates' lives, with contempt.

 

Hungarian Summary:

A könnyűlovasság a viktoriánus kori Anglia parádéba öltöztetett díszhadserege. Londonban, idilli környezetben képezték ki a 700 katonát és a lovassági tiszteket, akiknél a hiúság és ostobaság párosult a kegyetlenséggel. Parancsnokuk, Lord Cardigan irányításával, hazafias szólamokat hangoztatva készülnek a krími háborúra a törökök védelmében a cári Oroszország ellen, holott saját világuralmukat akarják még szilárdabbá tenni.

 

Cast / Szereplők:

  • Trevor Howard as Lord Cardigan
  • Vanessa Redgrave as Clarissa
  • John Gielgud as Lord Raglan
  • Harry Andrews as Lord Lucan
  • Mark Burns as Captain Morris
  • Jill Bennett as Mrs. Fanny Duberly
  • David Hemmings as Captain Nolan
  • Peter Bowles as Captain Duberly
  • Mark Dignam as General Airey
  • Leo Britt as General Scarlett
  • Howard Marion-Crawford as Sir George Brown
  • T. P. McKenna as William Howard Russell
  • Corin Redgrave as Featherstonehaugh
  • Alan Dobie as Mogg
  • Ben Aris as Maxse
  • Norman Rossington as Sergeant Major Corbett
  • Willoughby Goddard as Squire
  • Georges Douking as St. Arnaud
  • Natasha Richardson as Flower girl at wedding (uncredited)
  • Joely Richardson as Extra (uncredited)

 

Directed by Tony Richardson
Produced by Neil Hartley
Written by Charles Wood
John Osborne
Starring Trevor Howard
John Gielgud
Vanessa Redgrave
Harry Andrews
Jill Bennett
David Hemmings
Alan Dobie
Norman Rossington
Music by John Addison
Cinematography David Watkin
Edited by Kevin Brownlow
Hugh Raggett
Production
company
Woodfall Film Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • 11 April 1968
Running time
140 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

 

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