Waterloo

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Released 1970

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Director:
Sergei Bondarchuk
Released:
1970
Rating:
G

Waterloo describes the great battle which brought Napoleon Bonaparte's career to an end, and which changed the history of Europe. After Napoleon escapes from Elba and recruits an army of his old followers, the Duke of Wellington readies his army in preparation for conflict, and the field of Waterloo in Belgium becomes the site for the final reckoning between the two arch-enemies. The battle itself takes up fully half of this spectacular film, which was made in Russia with an international cast under the direction of Sergei Bondarchuk.

Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger

Napoleon Bonaparte

Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer

Duke of Wellington

Orson Welles

Orson Welles

Louis XVIII

Jack Hawkins

Jack Hawkins

General Sir Thomas Picton

Virginia McKenna

Virginia McKenna

Duchess of Richmond

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The film was made in English, but is officially an Italo-Russian co-production between the company of the Rome-based producer Dino de Laurentiis and Mosfilm. The Russian director, Sergei Bondarchuk, could speak neither Italian nor English and was followed at all times during the filming by four interpreters. Shooting of the film took over six months, at a cost $28,000,000, making it by far the most expensive film of 1970. It did not recover its cost at the box-office.

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  • NOTES (1)

    • Jack Hawkins had lost his famous speaking voice after his larynx was removed in an operation for throat cancer. Thereafter, he was usually dubbed in films by Charles Gray, but in this one, although playing an Englishman, he was dubbed by Robert Rietty.

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Epics, Military & War, Classics