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The Winslow Boy (1999)

Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five ... See full summary »

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Matthew Pidgeon ...
Dickie Winslow
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Lana Bilzerian ...
Undermaid
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Violet
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John Watherstone
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Desmond Curry
Eve Bland ...
Suffragette
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Miss Barnes, Beacon Reporter
Perry Fenwick ...
Fred
Alan Polonsky ...
Mr. Michaels
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Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five shillings. Father asks son if it is true; when the lad denies it, Arthur risks fortune, health, domestic peace, and Catherine's prospects to pursue justice. After defeat in the military court of appeals, Arthur and Catherine go to Sir Robert Morton, a brilliant, cool barrister and M.P., who examines Ronnie and suggests that they take the matter before Parliament to seek permission to sue the Crown. They do, which keeps Ronnie's story on the front page and keeps Catherine in Sir Robert's ken. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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29 October 1999 (UK)  »

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El honor de los Winslow  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$80,553, 2 May 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,956,112, 31 October 1999
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Trivia

Actor Neil North, who played the First Lord of the Admiralty in this 1999 version, played Ronnie Winslow in the first film version of The Winslow Boy (1948). See more »

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Reflected in the cab window as Mr. Curry gets out. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Winslow: One thing puzzles me. Why are you always at such pains to prevent people knowing the truth about you, Sir Robert?
Sir Robert Morton: Am I indeed?
Catherine Winslow: You know that you are. Why?
Sir Robert Morton: Which of us knows the truth about himself?
Catherine Winslow: That is no answer.
Sir Robert Morton: My dear Miss Winslow, are you cross-examining me?
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Version of Theatre Night: The Winslow Boy (1989) See more »

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The Perfect Film with a Perfect 10!
15 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film touched me in a way that prompted me to state my affections for this film.

I love this film. The plot, character development, dialogue, direction, acting, wardrobe and every detail associated with the film mirrors perfection. Rebecca Pidgeon is a very talented actress and one can see the resemblance between Catherine and Elizabeth in Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice (Yes, Rebecca Pidgeon would be the perfect Elizabeth Bennet). Jeremy Northam is devilishly handsome (my, oh my) as the reclusive Sir Robert Morton. After seeing this film and reviewing Catherine's and Sir Robert's dialogue at the end of the film numerous times, one can only hope that their path will cross again.

During the era of violence and sex in films, it is refreshing and comforting to see a rated "General" film that can be viewed with one's whole family.

After all, this is a period piece full of love, honour, justice and a families desire to right.


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