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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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Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ...
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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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30 November 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

För kung och fosterland  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(archive footage)|

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1.66 : 1
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The film frequently shows photographs of war dead. These are genuine and came from the archives at London's Imperial War Museum. 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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Court marshal for desertion during WW I of a soldier suffering from battle fatigue.
3 August 1998 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a grim portrayal of trench warfare and an officer corps seeking to "set an example" by trying a soldier suffering from battle fatigue for desertion. He has attempted to walk home from France to England after enduring the death of his entire battallion from constant shelling and futile attacks. Scenes shifting from inside the trial and outside in the camp underscore the futility of war and its effects on the men who fight.


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