Rent Young Winston (1972)

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Synopsis:
In 'Young Winston', director Richard Attenborough chronicles the tumultuous rise of one of the greatest public figures of the 20th century - and one of its most complex private men. Vain, rebellious and fiercely ambitious, Churchill (Simon Ward) is the product of the stormy union between Lord Randolph (Robert Shaw), a political failure, and haughty, Brooklyn-born Lady Jennie (Anne Bancroft). Alienated from them, young Winston pours all his energies into winning love through achievement. Starting as a war correspondent in India, he later becomes a hero in South Africa during the Boer War, before eventually launching a political career which carries him into the halls of Parliament.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Carl Foreman, Richard Attenborough
Writers:
Winston Churchill, Carl Foreman
Others:
Peter James, Carl Foreman, Alfred Ralston, Geoffrey Drake, Don Ashton, Anthony Mendleson, John Graysmark, William Hutchinson
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
British Films, Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama, New Releases
Countries:
UK
Awards:

1973 BAFTA Best Costumes

BBFC:
Release Date:
04/04/2006
Run Time:
146 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Original overture included at start of main feature
  • "A national hero brought to life" featurette
  • "Reflections of a director" featurette
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/10/2019
Run Time:
154 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • The John Player Lecture with Richard Attenborough (1971, 78 mins): the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with film critic Dilys Powell at London's National Film Theatre
  • Reflections of a Director (2006, 13 mins): archival interview with Attenborough
  • A National Hero Brought to Life (2006, 17 mins): archival interview with actor Simon Ward on his performance as Winston Churchill
  • Camel Blues (2019, 30 mins): assistant director William P. Cartlidge remembers working with Attenborough and writer-producer Carl Foreman
  • Stars and Sand (2019, 9 mins): second assistant director Brian Cook discusses the star-studded cast
  • My Kingdom for a Horse (2019, 11 mins): Vic Armstrong recalls his work as Ward's stunt double and his role as horse wrangler for the film
  • Fires in the Sky (2019, 6 mins): special effects artist John Richardson on the challenges of filming in Wales, Morocco, and Blenheim Palace
  • Making It Up (2019, 3 mins): interview with make-up artist Robin Grantham
  • Deleted scenes (7 mins): five scenes from the 'roadshow' version, including the alternative ending with Winston and Randolph Churchill
  • US Premiere Footage (1972, 16 mins, mute): rare and unseen material featuring Attenborough, Foreman, Ward, Robert Shaw, Edward G Robinson, and others
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image galleries: publicity and promotional material
  • World premiere on Blu-ray

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