Show Business: Tom Jones Meets Goldfinger

Since Tennyson first immortalized their suicidal attack, The Charge of the Light Brigade has been the inspiration for four blood-and-thunder films. Now Director Tony Richardson is trotting out a fifth version. Unable to shoot at Balaclava, actual site of the 1854 battle in the Crimea (it is now a Russian missile base), he set up his cameras in a suitably barren valley in Turkey, 30 miles from Ankara. There, for the past two months, he has led his all-star cast —David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Trevor Howard, Lawrence Harvey and John Gielgud—through mishap and mayhem. With one of the largest budgets ($5.5...

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