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The High Command (1938)

 -  Drama  -  15 July 1938 (USA)
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A general of the old school, who believes strongly in his own honour and sense of duty, must come to terms with a crime he commited years earlier, during the Irish War for Independence in 1921.

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Maj. Gen. Sir John Sangye, VC
Lucie Mannheim ...
Diana Cloam
Steven Geray ...
Martin Cloam (as Steve Geray)
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Capt. Heverell
Leslie Perrins ...
Maj. Carson
Allan Jeayes ...
H.E., the Governor
Michael Lambart ...
Lorne
Kathleen Gibson ...
Belinda
Tom Gill ...
Daunt
Wally Patch ...
Crawford
Archibald Batty ...
Capt. Coates (the prosecutor)
Henry Hewitt ...
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Drusilla Wills ...
Miss Isabella Hobson Tuff
Cyril Howe ...
Evan Thomas ...
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A general of the old school, who believes strongly in his own honour and sense of duty, must come to terms with a crime he commited years earlier, during the Irish War for Independence in 1921.

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For King And Empire
16 January 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The High Command has the advantage that American made films concerning Africa do not, that being actual location shooting in Africa because the UK was occupying large chunks of it. The story itself did not deal with the jungle per se, but rather is a tedious soap opera involving some of the occupiers.

The story really begins back during the Irish Rebellion in 1921 where during a fit of rage Lionel Atwill murders a man who stole his sweetheart from him and married her. The blame is easily put on the Sinn Fein rebels, but a certain army doctor keeps the ballistic evidence of the crime.

Fast forward fifteen years later to West Africa and Atwill and the doctor are stationed together again. The doctor is murdered, but the blame falls not on Atwill, but another man, James Mason who was thought to be embezzling company funds.

The High Command is static and talky with everybody going around in the best stiff upper lip tradition. We certainly can't let these Africans know that their occupiers morals are less than perfect.

Some good photography of Nigeria and the Gold Coast (later Ghana) is wasted on a trite story with characters you really cease caring about halfway through.


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