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War and Peace (1956) (1956) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by King Vidor and produced by Carlo Ponti and Dino De Laurentiis.

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War and Peace (1956)

By Beatrice on May 2, 2016 From Flickers in Time

War and Peace Directed by King Vidor Written by Bridget Boland, Robert Westerby, etc. from the novel by Leo Tolstoy 1956/USA Ponti-De Laurentis Cinematografica/Paramount Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental It lacks the philosophy and character’s thoughts that make the novel great. ?Nevert... Read full article


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Platon Karatsev: [explaining why a boy was executed] Where there's law, there's injustice.
[to his dog]
Platon Karatsev: C'mon, boy, get up, get up!
[to Pierre]
Platon Karatsev: But the maggot eats the cabbage - yet dies first.
Pierre Bezukhov: What did you say?
Platon Karatsev: I say things happen not as we plan them but as God judges.


Pierre Bezukhov: [opens the bedroom drapes, while his spoiled wife sleeps on] Come on, Helene! We've got lots to do if we want to leave for the country.
Helene Kuragina: [very sleepy] Oh Pierre, it's so early!
[he kisses her, and she gets a crafty look on her face]
Helene Kuragina: Besides, it's so boring in the country.
Pierre Bezukhov: [Seriously] I'm sorry, my dear, but I promised those peasants I'd come and see them. They need a new hospital, and a new school, and many other things besides.
Helene Kuragina: [very spoiled] Well they can starve just as well without a school, and they can die just as well without a hospital!
[catches herself, changes her tune]
Helene Kuragina: Pierre, why don't you go on without me? You can do what you have to do, and I'll come visit you in a few months time.
[Slyly]
Helene Kuragina: You'll appreciate me so much more after a few months of sleeping alone.


Napoleon: I warn you, gentlemen; I cannot sit here much longer - watching my army decay!


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In the Italian post-synchronized version of the film, the following dubbers lent their voice to the English-speaking cast: Maria Pia Di Meo (Audrey Hepburn), Emilio Cigoli (Henry Fonda), Stefano Sibaldi (Mel Ferrer), Arnoldo FoĆ  (Herbert Lom), Mario Besesti (Oskar Homolka), Lidia Simoneschi (Anita Ekberg), Gualtiero De Angelis (Helmut Dantine), Amilcare Pettinelli (Barry Jones), Fiorella Betti (Milly Vitale), Rosetta Calavetta (May Britt) and Carlo Romano (John Mills).Vittorio Gassman dubbed himself.
May Britt and Anita Ekberg had their voices dubbed by others.
Audrey Hepburn recommended her Roman Holiday co-star Gregory Peck for the role of Pierre, but Henry Fonda was cast instead.
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