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The Winslow Boy (1948)

 -  Drama  -  6 June 1950 (USA)
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In pre-WW1 England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, but his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.

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Attorney General
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Hugh Dempster ...
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Evelyn Roberts ...
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W.A. Kelley ...
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In Edwardian England, a thirteen year-old cadet, Ronnie Winslow, is expelled from the naval academy at Osborne for stealing a seven shilling postal order. His father and sister become obsessed with proving his innocence at any cost to themselves, and turn the case into a national cause celebre. Written by David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>

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The original Broadway production of "The Winslow Boy" by Terence Rattigan opened at the Empire Theater on October 29, 1947 and ran for 214 performances. See more »

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Version of Pojken Winslow (1959) See more »

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For He's A Jolly Good Fellow
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A great, great movie

The film is based on a true episode, the Archer-Shee case. Sir Robert Morton in real life was Sir Edward Carson, an Irish Tory politician and brilliantly histrionic lawyer who successfully defended the boy, who was the half-brother of a fellow MP. Carson later married a much younger woman, though not the boy's sister. The Winslow Boy himself was killed during the First World War.


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