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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Terence Rattigan (play)
David Mamet (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 April 1999 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
What an enjoyable experience! A satisfying film indeed -- down to the very last word spoken. See more (118 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
David Mamet 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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)
 
Thanks
Richard S. Friedman .... very special thanks
Tim Grafft .... special thanks: Massachusetts Film Office
Bill Nisselson .... special thanks
David Salz .... special thanks: Alfred Dunhill London
Eve Williams .... special thanks
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
104 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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:o.Al. | 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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Trivia:
Not only do both movies The Winslow Boy (1999) and An Ideal Husband (1999), feature Jeremy Northam as a character named "Sir Robert", his performances in those movies also won him the same two awards (Evening Standard British Film Award's "Best Actor" & ALFS Award's "British Actor of the Year").See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning of the movie When Ronnie Winslow tears open the envelope and is about to remove the letter, the stamp and address are facing him, then in the reverse shot as he removes the letter the stamp and address are facing away from him.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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25 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
What an enjoyable experience! A satisfying film indeed -- down to the very last word spoken., 12 June 1999
Author: Ruby Liang (ruby_fff) from sf, usa

A MUST SEE for Mamet fans and anyone who appreciates performances by Nigel Hawthorne, Jeremy Northam and Rebecca Pidgeon -- a pinnacle tour de force! It's costume drama, if you fancy PBS Masterpiece Theater productions, you'll definitely enjoy it.

Simply Perfect. It's perfection to a "tea" (high tea at four). It's so comfortable and relaxing to watch a Mamet film even when it's a story of intrigue and suspense.

Without stress of anticipation or worrying how the film might turn out, I entered the theater already satisfied -- I am seeing a Mamet film (a relieve from the Hollywood blockbusters!) I totally trusted the writer/director, serenely sat there knowing I will have a pleasant film experience, and immensely enjoyable it truly was!

Every character is well acted by a perfect cast! Nigel Hawthorne as the senior Winslow, Arthur, head of the family. Gemma Jones as the matron of the house, Mrs. Winslow, Grace. Rebecca Pidgeon (Catherine "Kate" Winslow the daughter who works for her cause in women suffrage) flawlessly matches Jeremy Northam (Sir Robert Morton the renowned lawyer who has his influence on the House of Commons). What a fine pair opposite each other. Northam is impeccable and as handsome as he is. Pidgeon is no less brilliant and shines reflectively. There are the other two sons in the Winslow family: the key role of the Winslow boy in question, Ronnie, played by Guy Edwards, and the older son Dickie played by Rebecca's brother Matthew Pidgeon. Also Sarah Flind as the twenty-four years faithful family servant Violet, Colin Stinton as cousin Desmond and Aden Gillett as fiancé John (the two men who keenly pursue Kate) just about do the job for this faultlessly put together story on film.

Mamet's screenplay once again superbly presented. Every line, every word in every scene came across so befitting for the moment -- such timing and delivery. This is a politically conscious film: subjects include family unit value, honor and honesty, class structure, influence of a well-known lawyer, along with father and son relationship, father and daughter, husband and wife, and romantic notions being tossed about around Kate -- all integrally paced yet seemingly choreographed together so effortlessly.

Mind you the case is not the only central interest, the tension (and subtle tender friendship) between Kate Winslow and Sir Robert Morton is fascinating to watch, as they grow to observe each other closely and exchange banters. Kate, with her seemingly restrained manners, is holding back her feelings, while Sir Robert is opening up steadily and showing (obvious to us viewers) interest in getting to talk to Kate more often than he would a man of his stature.

For me, there are four key scenes of exceptional energy, be it in high or low-key delivery. 1) Arthur Winslow (Nigel Hawthorne) talking initially with Ronnie (Guy Edwards). 2) When Kate (Rebecca Pidgeon) first entered Sir Robert's office, our very first glimpse of Sir Robert (Jeremy Northam) and his initial reaction. 3) Sir Robert interrogating Ronnie in his office. 4) The last verbal exchange between Pidgeon and Northam, as Kate and Sir Robert bid goodbye -- miss not a single word of this as you will be satisfied (probably more music to a woman's ears when Northam speaks!)

Music score by Alaric Jans complements the film effectively, so do the costume design by Consolata Boyle and photography by Benoit Delhomme. All in all, I repeat, a perfectly satisfying and enjoyable film. Bravo to Mamet, once again.

Other gems (screenplay-director) by Mamet besides "The Spanish Prisoner" 1998, are his first film "House of Games" 1987 and "Things Change" 1988. They both have the unique energy of Joe Mantegna, and fascinating strong lead performances from Lindsay Crouse in the former and Don Ameche in the latter -- perfect casting they were, with music score both by Alaric Jans. If you appreciate well written dialog and plot, miss these not.

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