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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 by David Mamet.
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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:
A matter of honour See more (118 total) »

Cast

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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
 
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Runtime:
104 min
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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:
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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Movie Connections:
Version of The Winslow Boy (1948)See more »

FAQ

What book is this film based on?
Is this movie based on real events?
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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A matter of honour, 2 December 2001
Author: Philby-3 from Sydney, Australia

Terence Rattigan's classic English play from the 1940s but set just before WW1 has been filmed at least five times. This 1999 version is by the American director David Mamet, with his wife Rebecca Pidgeon in a lead role as the Boy's sister Catherine, along with Nigel Hawthorne and Gemma Jones as the parents. The acting honours however truly belong to Jeremy Northam as their barrister, Sir Robert Morton, who finds himself strangely attracted to young Ms Winslow. He is the full QC-MP, urbane, smooth as silk (dammit he is a silk) and deeply cynical, scambling up the greasy pole at Westminster, using his legal skills as best he may. Yet he compromises his career by taking the case. It involves the absurdly trivial matter of the alleged theft of a five shilling postal order but by the time it's over Sir Robert and his clients have managed to put the Navy and half the government on trial. Northam make this almost unbelievable transformation seem not just likely but inevitable.

`The Winslow Boy' is of course based on a real case, the Archer-Shee affair, though Rattigan modified the story substantially. In particular the Archer-Shee's counsel, Edward Carson, the prosecutor of Oscar Wilde and raving anti-Irish home ruler, never became personally involved with the family. He was made a law lord (top British judge) shortly after so his quite spectacular career was not affected by his involvement in the Archer-Shee case. Yet the most interesting thing in the film is the entirely ficticious relationship between Sir Robert, the conventional male supremacist and Catherine, the dedicated suffragette. In the end sex triumphs over politics, as it so often does. A pity it did not do so in the case of Lord Carson.

The Boy himself has a wonderful line in English Public School patter (I'm sure an American audience would need sub-titles). Sadly the real Boy was killed in WW1, which also killed the society to whom the Archer-Shee case was so important.

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