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Court Martial (1954)

Carrington V.C. (original title)
A court-martial attempts to find out why, and if, an officer embezzled his unit's funds.

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Margaret Leighton ...
Noelle Middleton ...
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Victor Maddern ...
Raymond Francis ...
Geoffrey Keen ...
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Newton Blick ...
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Mark Dignam ...
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Robert Bishop ...
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Maurice Denham ...
Laurence Naismith ...
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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25 April 1955 (Sweden)  »

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First full length feature of Michael Bates. See more »

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Cavaliers v Roundheads
19 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The major theme of this film is the role of the war hero in a peacetime army. Carrington is an undoubted hero but the rule-breaking qualities that made him a hero are not welcome in a peacetime army where bureaucratic procedures are the norm, represented in this film by Henniker, Carrington's commanding officer and an unbending stickler for the rules. So, Carrington is romantic but wrong and Henniker is dull but right. The film, filled with great ensemble acting performances, invites you to choose which you prefer. At the time the film was made, Germany had emerged from the ruins of war with Europe's most dynamic economy whereas Britain, the victor, was mired in post-war decline. Carrington was the dashing war hero but Henniker is in charge now. Henniker, who avoided action in the war, with his Germanic name and blond hair. There's a nice metaphor here. Britain won the war, but who won the peace?


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