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War and Peace (21-Aug-1956)

Director: King Vidor

Writers: Bridget Boland; Robert Westerby; King Vidor; Mario Camerini; Ennio De Concini; Ivo Perilli

From novel: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Music Score by: Nino Rota

Producer: Dino De Laurentiis

Keywords: Drama

As Napoleon conquers much of Europe, he has his eyes set on Russia; the war's impact on that country's aristocracy is seen through the eyes of two families. Lavish treatment of Tolstoy's epic novel, but with terrible sound as it was shot in Italy. Fonda is miscast, and Ferrer seemingly not competent; Herbert Lom is the only one who seems properly placed. Despite deep flaws, a worthy attempt. Received Oscar nomination for Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jeremy Brett
3-Nov-1933 12-Sep-1995 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
May Britt
22-Mar-1933   The Young Lions
Helmut Dantine
7-Oct-1917 2-May-1982 Edge of Darkness
Anita Ekberg
29-Sep-1931 11-Jan-2015 Artists and Models
Mel Ferrer
25-Aug-1917 2-Jun-2008 War and Peace
Henry Fonda
16-May-1905 12-Aug-1982 12 Angry Men
Vittorio Gassman
1-Sep-1922 29-Jun-2000 The Great War
Audrey Hepburn
4-May-1929 20-Jan-1993 My Fair Lady
Oskar Homolka
12-Aug-1898 27-Jan-1978 Sabotage
Wilfrid Lawson
14-Jan-1900 10-Oct-1966 Pygmalion
Herbert Lom
11-Sep-1917 27-Sep-2012 Chief Inspector Dreyfus
John Mills
22-Feb-1908 23-Apr-2005 Ryan's Daughter


Audrey Hepburn   ...   Natasha
Henry Fonda   ...   Pierre
Mel Ferrer   ...   Andrei
Vittorio Gassman   ...   Anatole
Herbert Lom   ...   Napoleon
Oskar Homolka   ...   Gen. Kutuzov
Anita Ekberg   ...   Helene
Helmut Dantine   ...   Dolokhov
Tullio Carminati   ...   Kuragine
Barry Jones   ...   Count Rostov
Milly Vitale   ...   Lise
Lea Seidl   ...   Countess Rostov
Anna Maria Ferrero   ...   Maria Bolkonskaya
Wilfrid Lawson   ...   Prince Bolkonsky
May Britt   ...   Sonya
Jeremy Brett   ...   Nicholas Rostov
Patrick Crean   ...   Denisov
Sean Barrett   ...   Petya Rostov
Gertrude Flynn   ...   Peronskaya
and Co-Starring
John Mills   ...   Platon


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