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The Winslow Boy (1999)

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While a barrister fights to prove the innocence of a boy accused of theft by the British Royal Naval Academy, the highly publicized trial thrusts the boy's family into the spotlight.

Director:

David Mamet

Writers:

Terence Rattigan (play), David Mamet (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Pidgeon Matthew Pidgeon ... Dickie Winslow
Rebecca Pidgeon ... Catherine Winslow
Gemma Jones ... Grace Winslow
Nigel Hawthorne ... Arthur Winslow
Lana Bilzerian Lana Bilzerian ... Undermaid
Sarah Flind ... Violet
Aden Gillett ... John Watherstone
Guy Edwards ... Ronnie Winslow
Colin Stinton ... Desmond Curry
Eve Bland Eve Bland ... Suffragette
Sara Stewart ... Miss Barnes, Beacon Reporter
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ... Fred
Alan Polonsky Alan Polonsky ... Mr. Michaels
Jeremy Northam ... Sir Robert Morton
Neil North ... First Lord
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Storyline

Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five shillings. Father asks son if it is true; when the lad denies it, Arthur risks fortune, health, domestic peace, and Catherine's prospects to pursue justice. After defeat in the military court of appeals, Arthur and Catherine go to Sir Robert Morton, a brilliant, cool barrister and M.P., who examines Ronnie and suggests that they take the matter before Parliament to seek permission to sue the Crown. They do, which keeps Ronnie's story on the front page and keeps Catherine in Sir Robert's ken. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El honor de los Winslow See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,553, 2 May 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,956,112, 31 October 1999
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Winslow Partners Ltd. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Not only do both The Winslow Boy (1999) and An Ideal Husband (1999) feature Jeremy Northam as a character named "Sir Robert", but 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

Reflected in the cab window as Mr. Curry gets out. See more »

Quotes

Grace Winslow: You don't behave as if you are in love.
Catherine Winslow: How does one behave as if one is in love?
Arthur Winslow: [Looks at the book Catherine is reading] One doesn't read "The Social Evil and The Social Good." One reads Lord Byron.
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Connections

Version of The DuPont Show of the Month: The Winslow Boy (1958) See more »

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The Perfect Film with a Perfect 10!
15 January 2001 | by kittensSee all my reviews

This film touched me in a way that prompted me to state my affections for this film.

I love this film. The plot, character development, dialogue, direction, acting, wardrobe and every detail associated with the film mirrors perfection. Rebecca Pidgeon is a very talented actress and one can see the resemblance between Catherine and Elizabeth in Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice (Yes, Rebecca Pidgeon would be the perfect Elizabeth Bennet). Jeremy Northam is devilishly handsome (my, oh my) as the reclusive Sir Robert Morton. After seeing this film and reviewing Catherine's and Sir Robert's dialogue at the end of the film numerous times, one can only hope that their path will cross again.

During the era of violence and sex in films, it is refreshing and comforting to see a rated "General" film that can be viewed with one's whole family.

After all, this is a period piece full of love, honour, justice and a families desire to right.


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