O Lucky Man!
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O Lucky Man!

Year:
Duration:
178 min | Sweden:168 min
Genres:
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Music
IMDB rate:
7.8
Director:
Lindsay Anderson
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1973-06-20
Filming Locations: Bracknell, Berkshire, England, UK
Cast
Actor
Character
Brian Pettifer
Brian Pettifer
O Lucky Man!
Malcolm McDowell
Michael Arnold Travis
Ralph Richardson
Sir James Burgess / Monty
Rachel Roberts
Gloria Rowe / Madame Paillard / Mrs. Richards
Arthur Lowe
Mr. Duff / Charlie Johnson / Dr. Munda
Helen Mirren
Patricia
Graham Crowden
Stewart /
Peter Jeffrey
Factory Chairman / Prison Governor
Dandy Nichols
Tea Lady / Neighbour
Mona Washbourne
Neighbour / Usher / Sister Hallett
Philip Stone
Jenkins / Interrogator / Salvation Army Major
Mary MacLeod
Mrs. Ball / Salvationist / Vicar's Wife
Michael Bangerter
William / Interrogator / Assistant / Released Prisoner
Wallas Eaton
John Stone (Coffee Factory) / Col. Steiger / Prison Warder / Meths Drinker / Film Executive
Warren Clarke
Master of Ceremonies (Nightspot) / Warner / Male Nurse
Bill Owen
Supt. Barlow / Insp. Carding
Michael Medwin
Army Captain / Power station Technician / Duke of Belminster
Vivian Pickles
Good Lady
Geoffrey Palmer
Examination Doctor / Basil Keyes
Geoffrey Chater
Bishop / Vicar
Anthony Nicholls
General / Judge
Brian Glover
Plantation Foreman / Bassett (Power Station Guard)
Edward Judd
Oswald
Pearl Nunez
Mrs. Naidu
Jeremy Bulloch
Young Man
David Daker
Policeman at Accident / Man at Stag Party / Munda's Manservant / Policeman at Tenement
Edward Peel
Policeman at Accident / Power Station Guard / Policeman in Court
Alan Price
Himself
Colin Green
Guitar
Clive Thacker
Tolly (drums)
Dave Markee
Bass Guitarist
Ian Leake
Streaky (roadie)
Bart Allison
(as Bart Alison)
Ben Aris
Mr. MacIntyre / Dr. Hyder / Flight Lt. Wallace
John Barrett
Bill
Margot Bennett
Coffee Picker
James Bolam
Attenborough
Sue Bond
Constance Chapman
Lady Burgess
Peter Childs
Frank Cousins
Brian Croucher
Allen Cullen
Paul Dawkins
Plantation Judge / Man at Stag Party / Meths Drinker
Anna Dawson
Becky
Michael Elphick
Eleanor Fazan
Paul Healey
Geoffrey Hinsliff
(as Geoff Hinsliff)
Jo Jeggo
Patricia Lawrence
Clinic Receptionist / Miss Hunter
Stephanie Lawrence
Brian Lawson
Terence Maidment
Tuesday Miller
Christine Noonan
Coffee Trainee / Mavis (Girl at Stag Party)
Ken Oxtoby
Stuart Perry
Bill Pilkington
Cyril Renison
Irene Richmond
Roy Scammell
Peter Schofield
Tax Inspector / Club Waiter
Frank Singuineau
Patsy Smart
David Sterne
Adele Strong
Elizabeth Valerie Stewart / Tenement Neighbor
Hugh Thomas
Coffee Salesman / Pickpocket
Betty Turner
Glenn Williams
Mr. Spalding / Doctor / Pickpocket / Meths Drinker
Catherine Willmer
Dr. Houston
Lindsay Anderson
Film Director (uncredited)
Rachelle Miller
(uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
The name Alexander de Large (Malcolm McDowell's character in A Clockwork Orange (1971)) can be seen on Mick's order book when he is working as a salesman.
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The part played by Eleanor Fazan in this project was first offered to casting director Miriam Brickman
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After the success of If.... (1968), Malcolm McDowell suggested to Lindsay Anderson that they should work again. Anderson replied that good scripts don't grow on trees and that McDowell should consider writing his own if he wanted to give himself a good part. Although the actor was only 30 at the time, he based the film around the concept of his own life story and then brought it to writer David Sherwin who then crafted the screenplay.
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Goofs
The roof of the car is dented by Travis standing on it outside the Government Facility, yet when he returns it is in the process of being destroyed, yet the dent is gone.
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When the crowd at the "orgy" starts calling for "Chocolate Sandwich" Travis' cigarette suddenly appears in his mouth, where it wasn't an instant before.
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A sign says 200 miles to London where Travis is picked up. He has reached there by walking for a while from the military establishment where the explosion took place. The distance even from London to the border of Scotland is 398 Miles.
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Quotes
Gloria Rowe: The future is in your hands, Mr. Travis. Take it... now!
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Michael Arnold Travis: [Chatting up factory girl] Do you realize this Nigerian coffee is being packed straight back to Nigeria?
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Professor Millar: Michael, I don't know if anyone's ever told you this, but you happen to belong to a very rare group of encephaloids.
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Photos from cast
Brian Pettifer Patricia Healey