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

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A Honra do Regimento  »

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Jeremy Clyde of the singing group Chad and Jeremy had played the lead in the play in London. He wasn't considered for the film, however, as the studio wanted to go with a more established star. See more »

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Definitely Underrated Film
25 October 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

"Conduct Unbecoming" is a sort of thriller settled in a British regiment in colonial India. The widow of a heroic officer is assaulted by an unrevealed comrade in arms and an investigation takes place.

In my opinion, though not a classic and not even perhaps a great movie, this film is a most interesting product for those of us who enjoy "who did it?" movies. It takes place in a most original environment and its substance increases with subjects like military honor, loyalty, camaraderie and cowardice.

The cast is perfect and another highlight in the film with very convincing performances from Trevor Howard (as usual), Cristopher Plummer, Richard Attenborough, Michael York, Susanah York and always reliable James Donald in a minor role.

I'm sure that with a more imaginative and strong director than Michael Anderson (Stanley Kubrick, John Frankenheimer just to name a couple), this could have been a great film, nearly a classic).

But nonetheless, "Conduct Unbecoming" stands as a fine piece of entertainment in its genre and surely is worth a watch.


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