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Schweik's New Adventures (1943)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lloyd Pearson Lloyd Pearson ... Josef Schweik
Maggie Rennie Maggie Rennie ... Madame Lidia Karova (as Margaret McGrath)
Julien Mitchell Julien Mitchell ... Gestapo Chief
Richard Attenborough ... Railway worker
George Carney ... Gendarme
Jan Masaryk ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arty Ash Arty Ash
Ernest Butcher Ernest Butcher ... Paravitz
Noel Dainton Noel Dainton
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Prisoner
Tony Etienne Tony Etienne
Charles Farrell ... Czech nazi
Lionel Gadsden Lionel Gadsden
Muriel George ... Mrs. Millerova
Walter Gotell ... Captured resistance member
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1943 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

It Started at Midnight See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eden Films (II) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Credited theatrical movie debut of Sir Richard Attenborough (Railway worker). See more »

Quotes

Narrator: In my humble estimation, any nation which loses its sense of humour has lost its soul. Well, we Czechs haven't and we won't. One of the best known characters in our literature is Old Schweik. He is a simple man. All the time gets into trouble, plays the fool but underwriting it all, he is a very tragic character. I have seen Schweiks in London during the Blitz - the wonderful Cockney whose house has been bombed, maybe a member of his family badly hurt, still he can take it with a smile, even a ...
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The 20 Year Old Richard Attenborough
17 November 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Having served as an undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his screen debut at the age of 19 in 'In Which we Serve', Dickie Attenborough went on to appear in this film which padded out his c.v.


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