Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her ... See full summary »
This historical drama is an account of the early life of the future British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood, his time as a war correspondent in South Africa during the Second Boer War, and culminating in his first election to Parliament.Written by
This movie was nominated for three Academy Awards - Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced for Carl Foreman, but the movie failed to win an Oscar in any of these categories. See more »
When the British artillery is laying waste to the Mahdist charge at Omdurman, several of the extras are obviously running in place so as not to accidentally be near where the explosives detonate. See more »
Who's that bloody fool on the gray?
Someone who wants to be noticed, I should imagine.
He'll be noticed. He'll get his head blown off.
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This was an excellent and engaging film about the early years of Winston Churchill. The acting and writing were superb. The directing was generally good as was the writing, though there were a few moments when the movie was a bit slow or skipped over a little too much of his life--though certainly not in the last half of the movie when he is involved in the Boer War. About my only serious gripe about the movie was that once it was finished, I was left wanting to know more. This would have been a much better mini-series than a movie. That's because I think the movie attempted to do too much in too little time. However, what it did do, it did very well and the movie offers excellent insight into the man's formative years.
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