In Edwardian England, a thirteen year-old cadet, Ronnie Winslow, is expelled from the naval academy at Osborne for stealing a seven shilling postal order. His father and sister become obsessed with proving his innocence at any cost to themselves, and turn the case into a national cause celebre.
David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>
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When the film opens, a suburban train is coming into a station. The locomotive is in the livery of LNER (London & North Eastern Railway) Arthur Winslow alights having told his travelling companions that he has just retired from Lloyds Bank. When he gets home he shows his wife a pocket watch, given by the bank to mark his retirement and dated 1912. However the LNER was not created until 1923 so the shot of the train does not match the period. See more
I'm afraid, Cate, this must be the end.
No, father, we've got to go on.
It's not just this letter, Cate. I can't go on sacrificing other people's happiness.
Version of The Winslow Boy
Snookey Pookey Twaddle
Written by Howard Carr See more