Main title from The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) (2)

The Charge of the Light Brigade


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| Film | United Kingdom | Colour | Drama, History, War | 2h 19min |
| Stars: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud | Director: Tony Richardson

An army officer deliberately starts the Balaclava charge to even an old score with Surat Khan, who’s on the other side. 1960s version

Theirs not to reason why…


British actor Trevor Howard smokes a cigarette.  Howard is dressed in a herringbone jacket and tie
Lord Cardigan
Vanessa Redgrave
Clarissa Morris
British actor, John Gielgud, a GB star
Lord Raglan
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Harry Andrews
Lord Lucan
Jill Bennett
Mrs Duberly
David Hemmings
Capt Lewis Nolan
Ben Aris
Lt Maxse
Micky Baker
Trooper Metcalfe
Peter Bowles
Paymaster Capt Duberly
Leo Britt
Gen Scarlett
Mark Burns
Caplt Morris
John J Carney
Trooper Mitchell
Helen Cherry
Lady Scarlett
Christopher Chittell
Ambrose Coghill
Lt Col Douglas
Howard Marion-Crawford
Lt Gen Sir George Brown
Christopher Cunningham
Mark Dignam
Gen Airey
Mick Dillon
Dying Highlander
Alan Dobie
Mogg – Riding Master
Georges Douking
Marshall St Arnaud
Clive Endersby
Andrew Faulds
Quaker Preacher
Derek Fuke
Willoughby Goddard
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This version for the swinging sixties has a few splendid moments, but apes Tom Jones all too obviously and leaves audiences with an even dimmer view of history than they started with. (Halliwell’s)


Main title from The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) (2)
Main title from The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) (1). A Woodfall Film


Tony Richardson
Neil Hartley
Cecil Woodham-Smith
Writer (additional source material ‘The Reason Why’)
Charles Wood
Writer (screenplay)


The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) opening credits (1)
Woodfall Film Productions
Production company
United Artists
Distribution company