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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 ... 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Trivia

The VC worn by David Niven was a genuine medal borrowed by the studio. It belonged to Arthur Henry Cross VC Machine Gun Corps (Camberwell). See more »

Quotes

Major Broke-Smith: What's he like?
Lt. Col. Reeve: Henniker? Proper bastard if you ask me.
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Connections

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

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A gripping and intelligent courtroom drama
30 March 2017 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

A brilliant courtroom drama that doesn't rely on flashbacks to present its case but sticks solely to the testimonies of the various parties involved. Carrington is a major being court-martialed for stealing money which he claims was his by right. It's superbly written, (by John Hunter), directed, (by Anthony Asquith) and played, (by a superlative cast of British character actors). David Niven, at his very best, is Carrington and Margaret Leighton is terrific as his highly strung and jealous wife. The Irish actress, Noelle Middleton, is also excellent as the captain with more than a soft spot for Niven. This is a gripping and intelligent film that really deserves to be seen.


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