The Charge of the Light Brigade (movie, 1968)

The Charge of the Light Brigade ( The Charge of the Light Brigade ) is a British film directed by Tony Richardson , released in 1968 .


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In October 1854, during the Crimean War , England and France defended Turkey against Russian expansionism. In the 11 th Hussars rivalry develops between senior officers Colonel Cardigan, head of the Light Brigade and his brother Lord Lucan. On the ground, the incompetence of the military will manifest itself dramatically. Captain Nolan tries in vain to avoid the catastrophe. Interstices inspired by the caricature of the time punctuate the film as well as replicas with British humor.

Technical sheet

  • Title: The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Original title: The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Director: Tony Richardson
  • Scenario: Charles Wood
  • Production: Neil Hartley
  • Music: John Addison
  • Photography: David Watkin
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Format: Colors – 2.20: 1
  • Genre: War, drama
  • Duration: 139 minutes
  • Release date: 1968

The original screenwriter was John Osborne but he is not credited after a hard time with director Tony Richardson [ref. necessary] .


  • Trevor Howard : Lord Cardigan
  • Vanessa Redgrave : Mrs. Clarissa Morris
  • John Gielgud : Lord Raglan
  • Harry Andrews : Lord Lucan
  • Jill Bennett : Mrs. Fanny Duberly
  • David Hemmings : Capt. Louis Edward Nolan
  • Ben Aris : Capt. Fitz Maxse
  • Mickey Baker : Soldier Metcalfe
  • George Douking : Marshall St. Arnaud
  • John Hallam : Officer
  • Norman Rossington : SM Corbett
  • TP McKenna : William Russel
  • Donald Wolfit : Macbeth, at the theater
  • Peter Bowles : Captain Henry Duberly

And, among the uncredited actors:

  • Laurence Harvey : Russian Prince
  • Joely Richardson : Extra
  • Natasha Richardson : Girl

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