G | | Comedy, Musical, War
The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.
The trench scenes were all shot at Brighton Municipal Rubbish dump. The actors and crew involved in those scenes all described the overwhelming stench of the dump which was exacerbated by the hot Summer weather.
Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig:
Grant us victory, O Lord, before the Americans get here.
Sir Edward Grey (Ralph Richardson) is shown early in the film being accompanied by his wife, described in the credits as Lady Pamela Grey. In fact, Grey did not marry Pamela (nee Wyndham, and the widow of Lord Glenconer) until 1922.
Opening credits prologue: The principal statements made by the historical characters in this film are based on documentary evidence and the words of the songs are those sung by the troops during the First World War
English, French, German
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