THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE
Directed by Tony Richardson
Time : 2h19
Cast : Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud
Cinematography : David Watkin
Screenplay : Charles Wood, Cecil Woodham-Smith, John Osborne
Music : Elmer Bernstein
Film editing : John Addison
Production : Neil Hartley
On 25 October 1854, during the Crimean War, the Light Brigade of the British Cavalry charges the Russian defences. Led by incompetent officers, the operation is a disaster… An irreverential and caustic portrayal of Victorian society, one that is nevertheless spectacular and accurate.
Tony Richardson (1928-1991)
Tony Richardson was one of the founders of Free Cinema, directing socially engaged films such as Look Back in Anger (1959), A Taste of Honey (1961) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962). He achieved enormous success with Tom Jones (1963), for which he received the Best Director Oscar, but he maintained his originality and provocativeness with The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968), Ned Kelly (1970) and The Border (1982).