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



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




2.35:1





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