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Court Martial (1954)

Carrington V.C. (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 25 April 1955 (Sweden)
A court-martial attempts to find out why, and if, an officer embezzled his unit's funds.

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Carrington
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Henniker
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Owen
Raymond Francis ...
Mitchell
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President
Newton Blick ...
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Robert Bishop ...
His Assistant
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Major Panton
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Lt. Col. Huxford
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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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Location shots filmed at the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich, SE London. See more »

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Prosecutor: What started the trouble between Major Carrington and his colonel?
Captain Alison Graham: Jealousy.
Prosecutor: You?
Captain Alison Graham: Good heavens no, not a woman. Nothing so reasonable.
Prosecutor: What was Colonel Henniker doing during the war?
Captain Alison Graham: Yes that's more like it. Anti-aircraft command the whole contest.
Prosecutor: Hmm. He never got overseas.
Captain Alison Graham: No - Woolwich, Chatham and all stations to Dover. Never out of touch with the Southern Railway.
Prosecutor: Well, you don't blame him for that do you?
Captain Alison Graham: Me? I blame him for everything.
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A gripping and intelligent courtroom drama
30 March 2017 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

A brilliant courtroom drama that doesn't rely on flashbacks to present its case but sticks solely to the testimonies of the various parties involved. Carrington is a major being court-martialed for stealing money which he claims was his by right. It's superbly written, (by John Hunter), directed, (by Anthony Asquith) and played, (by a superlative cast of British character actors). David Niven, at his very best, is Carrington and Margaret Leighton is terrific as his highly strung and jealous wife. The Irish actress, Noelle Middleton, is also excellent as the captain with more than a soft spot for Niven. This is a gripping and intelligent film that really deserves to be seen.


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