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The Man Without a Country (1973)

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At his court-martial, an American Army officer renounces his country. For his punishment he is ordered to spend the rest of his life on a ship that sails all over the world, but he will ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frederick Ingham
Lt. Cmdr. Vaughan
Slave on ship
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Secretary of the Navy
Patricia Elliott ...
Mrs. Graff
Alexander Clark ...
Guy Spaull ...
Peter Coffield ...
Lt. Vinson
Addison Powell ...
Chief Justice Marshall
Geddeth Smith ...
Lt. Philips
Laurence Guittard ...
Lt. Pritchard


At his court-martial, an American Army officer renounces his country. For his punishment he is ordered to spend the rest of his life on a ship that sails all over the world, but he will never be allowed to set foot on his country's soil. nor come within sight of it, nor be allowed to know anything about the country Written by

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24 April 1973 (USA)  »

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Memorable and Poignant
28 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After 27 years, Robertson's portrayal of Nolan, the man who wishes never to see or hear of his country again, still smoulders in the memory. The closing scenes are heart-rending to anyone who has ever felt more than the slightest stir of patriotic sentiment or homesickness for a distant country. This is a classic version of a classic American story, in which a "merciful" sentence proves to be more diabolical and Draconian than poor Nolan could have ever imagined. Before there was Kafka or Orwell, there was "The Man Without a Country."

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