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King & Country (1964)

 |  Drama, War  |  30 November 1965 (USA)
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During World War I, an army private is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Captain Hargreaves
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Private Arthur James Hamp
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Captain O'Sullivan
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Lieutenant Webb
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Colonel
James Villiers ...
Captain Midgley
Jeremy Spenser ...
Private Sparrow (as Jeremy Spencer)
Barry Justice ...
Lieutenant Prescott
Vivian Matalon ...
Padre
Keith Buckley ...
Corporal of Guard
James Hunter ...
Private Sykes
Jonah Seymour ...
Corporal Hamilton
Larry Taylor ...
Sergeant Major
David Cook ...
Private Wilson
Richard Arthure ...
Guard
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During World War I, an army private is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye.

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Taglines:

"Go ahead... kill him - you're the only friend he has!"

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Drama | War

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30 November 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

För kung och fosterland  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

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(archive footage)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The still photograph which appears when Private Hamp says the words "king and country" shows King George V riding with his cousin Kaiser Wilhelm II prior to the First World War. See more »

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Equipment shadow visible next to the door as the camera pulls back from the colonel's office after having received the messenger's dispatch. See more »

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Captain Midgley: A proper court is concerned with law. It's a bit amateur to plead for justice.
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Court Martial following desertion due to shell-shock
17 November 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

One of the best stage-to-film adaptions ever.

Made in black-and-white it captures the futility and claustrophobia of life in the trenches in World War One like no other film. It also gives compelling insights into the British class system.

This is a 'must see' film for all genuine students of the medium.


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