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The Charge of the Light Brigade

1968

Tony Richardson
Director

A British cavalry unit make an ill-fated charge at heavy Russian defences during the Crimean war (1854).

A somewhat cynical take on an inept military action, but full of colour and detail of the mindset that allowed it. Fascinating inverse companion piece to Tennyson's poem filmed with breathtaking scope and a late 60s mindset making this the British version of Apocalypse Now.

Notes and vidcaps, The Sloth

CountryArtworkTitleReleaseFormatRatingRuntime (Mins)Aspect
Charge Of The Light Brigade (1968)
7th May 2002
DVD

2.35:1
26th July 2004
DVD

1.78:1




Trevor Howard
Lord Cardigan
Vanessa Redgrave
Clarissa
John Gielgud
Lord Raglan
Harry Andrews
Lord Lucan
Jill Bennett
Mrs. Duberly
David Hemmings
Captain Nolan
Ben Aris
Capt. Fitz Maxse
Mickey Baker
Trooper Metcalfe
Peter Bowles
Paymaster Duberly
Leo Britt
Gen. Scarlett
Mark Burns
Captain Morris
John J. Carney
Trooper Mitchell
Helen Cherry
Lady Scarlett
Chris Chittell
Trooper
Ambrose Coghill
Lt. Col. Douglas
Howard Marion Crawford
Lt. Gen. Sir George Brown
Chris Cunningham
Farrier
Mark Dignam
Gen. Airey
Michael Dillon
Dying Highlander
Alan Dobie
Mogg
Georges Douking
Marshall St. Arnaud
Clive Endersby
Trooper
Andrew Faulds
Quaker Preacher
Derek Fuke
Trooper
Willoughby Goddard
Squire
Derek Gray
Officer
Richard Graydon
Lord Bingham
John Hallam
Officer
Ian Hanson
Singing Trooper
Ben Howard
Trumpeter Pridmore
Rachel Kempson
Mrs. Codrington
T.P. McKenna
Russel
Michael Miller
Maj. Gen. Sir John Campbell
Declan Mulholland
Farrier
Roger Mutton
Cornet Codrington
Valerie Newman
Mrs. Mitchell
Roy Pattison
Regimental Sgt. Major
Corin Redgrave
Featherstonhaugh
Norman Rossington
Corbett
Dino Shafeek
Servant
John Trenaman
Sgt. Maj. Smith
Colin Vancao
Capt. Chateris
Donald Wolfit
"Macbeth"
Peter Woodthorpe
Valet
Barbara Hicks
Mrs Duberly's Maid
Natasha Richardson
Flower Girl at Wedding