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Court Martial (1955)
"Carrington V.C." (original title)

 -  Drama  -  1955 (UK)
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A court-martial attempts to find out why, and if, an officer embezzled his unit's funds.

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Nominated for 5 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »
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Carrington
Margaret Leighton ...
Valerie
Noelle Middleton ...
Alison
Allan Cuthbertson ...
Henniker
Victor Maddern ...
Owen
Raymond Francis ...
Mitchell
Geoffrey Keen ...
President
Newton Blick ...
Judge Advocate
Mark Dignam ...
Prosecutor
Robert Bishop ...
His Assistant
Maurice Denham ...
Lt. Col. Reeve
Laurence Naismith ...
Major Panton
Clive Morton ...
Lt. Col. Huxford
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Major Broke-Smith
Stuart Saunders ...
Sgt. Crane
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A court-martial attempts to find out why, and if, an officer embezzled his unit's funds.

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An officer on trial for doing what he said he would?.
27 September 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Major Charles Carrington (David Niven), is arrested for taking £125 from the base safe, he also face two other charges that could finish his distinguished service career. He decides to act on his own defence at his court martial hearing, his argument being that he is owed a lot of money from the army for his various postings that have cost him out of his own pocket. To further complicate the proceedings, Carrington alleges he told his superior, the very disliked Colonel Henniker, that he was taking the money from the safe. A mans career, his marriage, and quite a few reputations, all hang in the balance.

Yes, well it is very British, of that there is no denying, it's very much heel to toe, cup of tea and chin chin chin. So with that in mind {i'm British myself by the way} this may grate on film viewers outside of the British Isles, but it's a really honest and interesting piece that scrutinises the British Court Martial system and rewards the court genre fans royally. Niven is, well Niven, he's always a solid professional who always earned his pay, and good support comes from the ladies of the piece, Margaret Leighton and Noelle Middleton, whilst i must give a mention to the seriously great Victor Maddern, an actor who was far from the A list of British greats but once you put the name to the face, you will see he was always memorable in what films he made.

So as a court room genre fan, and of course a staunch fan of British cinema, i'm going to rate 7/10 with a disclaimer that if those outside of my shores don't get it....well you just don't get it, {nudge nudge wink wink}.


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