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Young Winston (1972)

This historical drama is an account of the early life of the future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood, his time as a war correspondent in South ... See full summary »

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(based upon "My Early Life: A Roving Commission") (as The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill K.G. O.M. C.H. M.P.), (written for the screen by)
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Peter Cellier ...
Captain
Ronald Hines ...
Adjutant
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Sikh Soldier
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General Kitchener
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Russell Lewis ...
Winston (aged 7)
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Mrs. Everest
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Lord Salisbury
William Dexter ...
Arthur Balfour
Basil Dignam ...
Joseph Chamberlain
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Prep School Headmaster
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Speaker Peel
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Butcher
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This historical drama is an account of the early life of the future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood, his time as a war correspondent in South Africa during the Second Boer War and culminating in his first election to Parliament. Written by Matt <matt@measham.force9.net>

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Rebel Soldier Hustler Prisoner Fugitive Firebrand [Australia Theatrical]

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Biography | Drama | War

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Release Date:

28 July 1972 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El joven Winston  »

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Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Sound System) (uncredited)

Color:

(archive footage)| (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Pat Heywood (Mrs. Everest) previously played Ethel Christie, the wife of Sir Richard Attenborough's character John Christie, in 10 Rillington Place (1971). See more »

Goofs

Just as 'the last ever cavalry charge' is starting, there's a 'cavalry-mans view' towards the enemy lines. The wheel marks of the vehicle carrying the camera are visible, presumably from previous takes. See more »

Quotes

Winston Churchill: I'm free! I'm Winston Bloody Churchill, and I'm free!
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Connections

Featured in Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The British Grenadiers
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Captain D. Taylor
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22 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is incredible.The Churchhills look just like the real people.The acting is brilliant and so is the music. I am very surprised that on the Rotten Tomatoes there were no comments for it at all. I recommend this film.


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