- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 11 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 7, 2002
- Originally Released: 1969
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Dolby Digital Mono - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Uncut - 10/01/2004
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2004
"There is plenty to savour here....The charge into the valley of death is brutal but handled with a flair worthy of David Lean."
Total Film - 02/01/2009
3 stars out of 5 -- "Tony Richardson's satirical anti-war epic, skewering the deranged incompetence of Victorian society."
This satirical film explores England's involvement in the Crimean War, which resulted in the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava in 1854. Among the characters are unstable commander Lord Cardigan, Commander in Chief Lord Raglan, and Captain Nolan, an expert soldier who often disagrees with his superior officers. The offbeat movie mixes animation with live action to tell the fascinating story.
Big Battles |
Period Piece |
Theatrical Release |
True Story |
- Theatrical release: April 11, 1968.
- Shooting location: Turkey.
- The armies of both sides were played by Turkish army troops.
- To maintain authenicity, male actors wore no makeup, and actresses wore only what makeup their 19th-century counterparts would have worn.
- The horses used in the film, which belonged to the Turkish Cavalry, were former Hollywood stunt horses obtained by the Turkish government in an aid package.