Conduct Unbecoming (1975)

PG  |   |  Drama, Crime, Mystery  |  5 October 1975 (USA)
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At a British Regimental party in Colonial India the widow of Captain Scarlett is assaulted in the garden and she accuses one of the newly arrived junior lieutenants of the crime.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
2nd Lt. Arthur Drake
Maj. Lionel E. Roach
Col. Benjamin Strang
Capt. Harper
Maj. Alastair Wimbourne
Mrs. Marjorie Scarlett
2nd Lt. Edward Millington
Michael Culver ...
Lt. Richard Fothergill
The Doctor
Rafiq Anwar ...
Pradah Singh
Helen Cherry ...
Mrs. Strang
Michael Fleming ...
Lt. Frank Hart
2nd Lt. Winters
David Purcell ...
2nd Lt. Boulton
Andrew Lodge ...
2nd Lt. Hutton


A company of British soldiers in colonial India is shaken when the widow of their most honored hero is assaulted. A young officer must defend a fellow lieutenant from the charges in an unusual court-martial, while investigating the deepening mystery behind the attack. Written by klantry

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An unspeakable crime among officers and ladies.


Drama | Crime | Mystery


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Release Date:

5 October 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Honra do Regimento  »

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1.75 : 1
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The film was made and released about six years after its source stage play of the same name by Barry England had been first performed during May 1969 at the Theatre Royal in Bristol, England. See more »


Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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Very worthwhile!
8 August 2006 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Certainly excellent acting by an excellent cast. Its only boring if you don't understand the time, place and principles. This is hard to do in the 21st century. Honor, loyalty and comradeship are rare commodities today, not really highly valued or understood. That makes this film all the more worth watching and pondering. To be a common man in a position of such infallibility is beyond imagination today, but such were the colonial British in the Victorian era. I find this story absolutely fascinating and Stacy Keatch's performance as the only American in the film one of his best. Acting, writing, directing and beautiful color, I loved it. I'm grateful its finally on DVD.

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