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The Winslow Boy -- When a young boy claims he was expelled for something he didn't do, his father sacrifices everything to defend his family's honor. Based on Terence Rattigan's celebrated play, adapted and directed byDavid Mamet.
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Writers (WGA):
Terence Rattigan (play)
David Mamet (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 April 1999 (USA) See more »
Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns... See more » | Full synopsis »
5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Well acted adaptation of a famous play. See more (119 total) »


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Directed by
David Mamet 
Writing credits
Terence Rattigan (play)

David Mamet (screenplay)

Produced by
Sally French .... line producer
Sarah Green .... producer
Original Music by
Alaric Jans 
Cinematography by
Benoît Delhomme (director of photography) (as Benoit Delhomme)
Film Editing by
Barbara Tulliver 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
Production Design by
Gemma Jackson 
Art Direction by
Andrew Munro 
Set Decoration by
Trisha Edwards 
Costume Design by
Consolata Boyle 
Makeup Department
Maureen McGill .... makeup artist (as Maureen Mcgill)
Peter Robb-King .... hair designer
Peter Robb-King .... makeup designer
Annie Townsend .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Michael Casey .... unit manager
Martha Griffin .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Booth .... third assistant director (as Philip Booth)
Richard Hewitt .... first assistant director
Toby Sherborne .... second assistant director
Art Department
Bob Betis .... stand-by painter (as Robert Betis)
John Booth .... dressing props
Michelle Borg .... art department assistant (as Michell Borge)
Mark Brady .... stand-by carpenter
Barry Cahill .... painter
Tristan Carlisle-Kitz .... stand-by props (as Tristan Carlisle Kitz)
John Casey .... stand-by props
Alan Chesters .... construction manager
Ciaran Donnelly .... carpenter
Bill Gower .... property master
Elli Griff .... assistant art director
Michael Gunner .... supervising painter (as Micky Gunner)
David Ned Kelly .... chargehand carpenter (as Ned Kelly)
Ben Munro .... art department trainee
Bob Orr .... dressing props
Jim Stanes .... graphic artist
Michael Weaver .... painter
Graham Caulfield .... drapes (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Lewis Aschenbrenner .... second boom operator (as John Lewis)
Michael Barry .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric A. Christoffersen .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Eric A. Christofferson)
Richard P. Cirincione .... sound editor (as Richard Cirincione)
Laura Civiello .... sound editor
Matthew Desorgher .... boom operator
Jay Kessel .... assistant sound editor
George A. Lara .... foley recordist (as George Lara)
Barry Malawski .... assistant adr editor
Jane McCulley .... adr editor (as Jane Mcculley)
Eytan Mirsky .... sound editor
Maurice Schell .... sound re-recording mixer
Maurice Schell .... supervising sound editor
Stuart Stanley .... foley editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Clive Winter .... production sound mixer
Jens Christensen .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Richard Van Den Bergh .... special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Lucy Bristow .... focus puller
Richard Broom .... camera grip
Ray Brown .... electrician
Sonny Burdis .... best boy
Neil Carr .... stand-by rigger
Michael Chambers .... electrician (as Mike Chambers)
Liam Daniel .... still photographer
Brandon Evans .... generator operator
Nick O'Dell .... camera trainee
David Smith .... gaffer (as Dave Smith)
Iain Struthers .... clapper loader (as Ian Struthers)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tristan Antoine Evanstovey .... wardrobe trainee
Rosemary Lis .... wardrobe assistant (as Rosemary Worth)
Michael Mooney .... wardrobe assistant
Magdalen Rubalcava .... assistant costume designer
Sue Wayne .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Jason Brodkey .... second assistant editor: USA
Valentina Giambanco .... first assistant editor: UK
Mark Ginsberg .... color timer
David Kaldor .... editing intern: USA
Andrea Lelievre .... second assistant editor: USA
Kate Mackenzie .... second assistant editor: UK
Hilary Peabody .... first assistant editor: USA (as Hillary Peabody)
John Rasmussen .... editing trainee: UK
Jeff Robinson .... post-production coordinator
Sara Thorson .... second assistant editor: USA
Joe Violante .... color coordinator: Technicolor
Daniel Weinreich .... post-production intern
Music Department
David Carbonara .... music editor
Juliet Haffner .... musical contractor
Sunnie Hikawa .... conductor
Alaric Jans .... orchestrator
Ronald Kolber .... music preparation
Alan Silverman .... score mixer
Alan Silverman .... score recordist
Transportation Department
Mark Bird .... driver
Eddie Coleman .... driver
Graeme Gordon .... driver
Andrea Guard .... driver
Wayne Mccoy .... driver
Barry Newell .... driver
Jeff Oldman .... driver
Paul Thompson .... driver
Ricky Titcombe .... driver (as Ricki Titcombe)
Paul Venezia .... driver
Other crew
Fiona Baker .... stand-in
Michelle Boston .... assistant: David Mamet, UK
Carole Brooks .... assistant accountant
Suzanne Ceresko .... assistant: Sarah Green
Lisa Cofini .... post-production accountant
Tom Cole .... assistant: David Mamet
Karen Fayerty .... unit nurse
Gary Finch .... security officer
Alan Harris .... stand-in
Paul Hughes .... caterer
Ben Jeffery .... double: Guy Edwards (as Ben Jeffrey)
Ben Jeffery .... stand-in: Guy Edwards (as Ben Jeffrey)
Debbie Kaye .... animal supplier
Sara Keene .... unit publicist: UK
Jackie Lingard .... assistant: Sarah Green, UK
Peter Lonergan .... security officer
Richard Lonergan .... security officer
Duncan Manning .... caterer
Derek Murphy .... security officer
Polly Nash .... assistant production coordinator
Annie Penn .... script supervisor (as Annie Wotton)
Rupert Phelps .... military advisor (as Captain Rupert Phelps)
Rupert Phelps .... military liaison (as Captain Rupert Phelps)
Joy Pollard .... tutor: Guy Edwards
Ashton Radcliffe .... production trainee
Reid Rosefelt .... unit publicist: USA (as Reed Rosefelt)
Melissa Rubin .... executive assistant: Sarah Green
Donald Sabourin .... production runner
Maggie Scobbie .... fitter/maker
Jonathan Scott .... floor runner
Trevor Stanley .... production accountant
Amanda Stevens .... location manager
Eva Townson .... stand-in
Harriet Voyt .... executive assistant: David Mamet
Winnie Wishart .... production coordinator
Maurice Schell .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Richard S. Friedman .... very special thanks
Tim Grafft .... special thanks: Massachusetts Film Office
Bill Nisselson .... special thanks
David Saiz .... special thanks: Alfred Dunhill London
Eve Williams .... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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104 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (Alberta/British Columbia/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Finland:S (video rating) | France:U | Germany:0 | Iceland:L | New Zealand:G | Norway:A | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | UK:U | USA:G (certificate #36284)
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Did You Know?

Neil North, who played the First Lord of the Admiralty in the 1999 version of The Winslow Boy, played Ronnie Winslow in the 1948 version.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: Reflected in the cab window as Mr. Curry gets out.See more »
Sir Robert Morton:I wept today because right had been done.
Catherine Winslow:Not justice?
Sir Robert Morton:No, not justice. Right. Easy to do justice. Very hard to do right.
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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Well acted adaptation of a famous play., 29 November 2003
Author: senortuffy from Glen Ellen, CA

Sometimes the best films you see are the ones you've never heard about. I saw this one sitting on the shelf of my local video store and rented it on a lark.

This is an adaptation of a play written by the late Terence Rattigan ("The Browning Version," "Separate Tables"). Here it is brought to the screen by another famous playwright, David Mamet, who wrote the screenplay and directed this film. It concerns the true story of a young boy who was expelled from the British Naval Academy early in the twentieth century for allegedly stealing a postal order.

This movie is very much a play put onto film. The sets are almost exclusively interior and the action is carried forward through dialogue. Events not at hand are explained through theatrical devices such as reading a letter or someone remarking on what's happened. At times I wished the director had made it more of a movie but it's still a very good film, mainly because the key actors are so good.

Mamet's wife, Rebecca Pidgeon, plays Catherine Winslow, the little boy's older sister. She's an outspoken but gentle woman who's strongly in favor of women's rights. Jeremy Northam plays Sir Robert Morton, the lawyer and member of the House of Commons who takes the Winslow case. He's outwardly reserved but inside he's as passionate about justice as Catherine. Both of these actors give outstanding performances. And as you might expect, there's a little romance suggested between the two by the end of the film.

I wish I knew more about the Winslow case because the film assumes you know most of the facts already. It must have been an important event in early twentieth century British history because they've made several films about it, including one made in 1948 with Robert Donat (Sir Robert Morton), Margaret Leighton (Catherine), and Cedric Hardwicke (the boy's father) that I'll have to see. There must be nuances about the relationship between the government and the common man in this case that are only hinted at here.

Very good entertainment and the acting will knock you off your feet.

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