The Charge of the Light Brigade was an infamous battle in the Crimean War, considered one of the greatest military blunders in history and immortalized in the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The film is a classic dissection of the pointlessness of this war and the horrors inflicted on the common man who goes to fight in the name of his country.
Directed by Tony Richardson and starring Trevor Howard (Brief Encounter), Vanessa Redgrave (Atonement, Howards End), and John Gielgud (Murder On The Orient Express, Arthur).
The Charge Of The Light Brigade was nominated for 6 BAFTAS.
• 12-Page Booklet with exclusive extract from Tony Richardson’s Long Distance Runner - A Memoir
• Illustrations from Richard Williams The Animator’s Survival Kit