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Conduct Unbecoming (1975)

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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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
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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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Drama | Crime | Mystery

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5 October 1975 (USA)  »

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A Honra do Regimento  »

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The original Broadway production of "Conduct Unbecoming" by Barry England opened on 12th October 1970 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York and ran for 144 performances until it closed there on Valentine's Day on 14th February 1971. See more »

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

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What my family would call 'a real it's-him'
31 January 2001 | by (Rutland, England) – See all my reviews

If you're familiar with Fametracker and its 'Hey! It's that guy!' feature, you'll understand what I mean by an 'it's-him'. It's when you watch a film and all the way through you're pointing at second banana actors going 'Oh look, it's him'. One of the pleasures of this film is trying to work out exactly why so-and-so's face is familiar and then realising it's Prior Robert from TVs Cadfael, or something similar.

I read the play Conduct Unbecoming at school, and while this film does not go quite as deeply into the themes it throws up, ie moral bankruptcy in the British Raj/army and macho values in general, it remains a well-made, well acted period drama redolent of the distinctive spirit of the period.

Then again, I could be biased because I find Milington so dishy (he played Herod Agrippa in I, Claudius, in case you're stumped!)


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