April 11, 1968: The Charge Of The Light Brigade

“Theirs not to reason why…”

The_Charge_Of_The_Light_Brigade-1968Released this day in UK cinemas, The Charge of the Light Brigade is a British DeLuxe Color war film made by Woodfall Film Productions in Panavision 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. It is also notable for the animated credits and linking passages provided by Richard Williams, drawing on the satirical use of jingoistic images.

This film followed the famous 1936 version The Charge of the Light Brigade, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland.

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Cinema-UK-04-11-1968The film featured Trevor Howard, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Harry Andrews, and David Hemmings. [Wikipedia]

See the trailer on Movieclips Trailer Vault YouTube Channel.

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