As many have remarked this Dino De Laurentiis produced/King Vidor directed adaptation of Tolstoy's classic is deeply flawed by being poorly paced, decidedly un-Russian and incredibly miscast - except perhaps for Anita Ekberg and good old Oskar Homolka.
What hasn't been said is that, though miscast in their roles, Henry Fonda and Audrey Hepburn still perform well nonetheless.
Look out too for a young and dashing Jeremy Brett as Hepburn's soldier brother - the pair would later be reunited for My Fair Lady.
Curiously, I could have sworn the last time I saw this it was in black and white? On BBC2 today it was shown in a decidedly lukewarm, watery colour that made one feel positively nauseous.