PG-13 | | Drama, War
Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.
Production filming took place under the codename "Dartmoor." Dartmoor is the location in Devon where the film was predominantly shot.
Maj. Jamie Stewart:
What are you up to?
Capt. Nicholls: I'm writing a letter.
Maj. Jamie Stewart: With a picture in it?
Capt. Nicholls: It's to the boy who owned Joey. I want to show him how wonderful he's looking.
Maj. Jamie Stewart: Before we take him across the channel to face a million German guns.
Capt. Nicholls: Yes, before that.
The young German deserter is named Michael. His named is pronounced the way an American/Englishman would pronounce it (with a k sound). A German would pronounce it with the a "ch" sound, which is an unvoiced soft aspirative sound not found in English. (Comparable to the Scottish sound "ch" i.e. in "Loch".)
£3,944,746 (UK) (15 January 2012)
$79,884,879 (USA) (3 May 2012)
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