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Court Martial (1954)

Carrington V.C. (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 25 April 1955 (Sweden)
A court-martial attempts to find out why, and if, an officer embezzled his unit's funds.

Director:

Anthony Asquith
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Nominated for 5 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Carrington
Margaret Leighton ... Valerie
Noelle Middleton ... Alison
Allan Cuthbertson ... Lt. Col. Henniker
Victor Maddern ... Owen
Raymond Francis Raymond Francis ... Mitchell
Geoffrey Keen ... President
Newton Blick Newton Blick ... Judge Advocate
Mark Dignam ... Prosecutor
Robert Bishop Robert Bishop ... His Assistant
Maurice Denham ... Lt. Col. Reeve
Laurence Naismith ... Major Panton
Clive Morton ... Lt. Col. Huxford
Michael Bates ... Major Broke-Smith
Stuart Saunders Stuart Saunders ... Sgt. Crane
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Storyline

A court-martial attempts to find out why, and if, an officer embezzled his unit's funds.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

"I'd rather die than have you read that letter!" See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Film debut of Allan Cuthbertson. See more »

Quotes

Valerie Carrington: I'll tell you what happened that night and it'll save you the trouble of lying about it.
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Connections

Remade as ITV Play of the Week: Carrington V.C. (1960) See more »

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" .. I said an affair wan't good enough for you; not the same thing at all...."
28 February 2018 | by Brucey_DSee all my reviews

Asquith's courtroom drama is surprisingly gripping. Trapped within the rigid confines of a military structure, a social structure and his own personal integrity, Niven plays a man whose career and reputation (if not his stiff upper lip) are at stake in a court martial.

This film was made sixty years ago and things have changed a lot since then; unless one bears in mind how things were then, this film's plot make less sense. However if you take this into account, it is a pretty good film.

it has been commented by others that there are commonly certain protocols observed whenever a VC holder enters a room; there is no formal requirement that this is done but traditionally VC holders may be saluted by others regardless of rank. This may or may not be the case within a court-martial situation but that this was omitted in the film is understandable since it would have been distracting to the thrust of the plot, with the whole court up and down like jack-in-the-boxes all the time.

Taken on its merits this is a pretty good film, IMHO deserving of a better score than it currently has on here.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1955 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Court Martial See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Romulus Films, Remus See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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