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All the King's Men (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, War | TV Movie 20 February 2000
Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915. Commanded by Captain Frank Beck (David Jason), their estate manager, the men... See full summary »


Julian Jarrold


Alma Cullen, Nigel McCrery (novel)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
David Jason ... Captain Frank Beck
Maggie Smith ... Queen Alexandra
William Ash ... Sergeant Ted Grimes
Sonya Walger ... Lady Frances
Stuart Bunce ... Hon. Frederick Radley
James Murray ... Private Will Needham
Ed Waters Ed Waters ... Corporal Herbert Batterbee
Tom Burke ... Private Chad Batterbee
Ben Crompton ... Private Davy Croft
Eamon Boland Eamon Boland ... Arthur Beck
Jo Stone-Fewings ... Lieut. Alec Beck
James Hillier ... Second Lieut. Evelyn Beck
David Troughton ... King George V
Emma Cunniffe ... Peggy Batterbee
Adam Kotz Adam Kotz ... Oswald Yeoman


Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915. Commanded by Captain Frank Beck (David Jason), their estate manager, the men advanced into battle, were enveloped in a strange mist, and never seen again. Written by Martin Pollard

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Drama | Mystery | War


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In 1918, the War Graves Commission began to search the Gallipoli battlefields in an effort to locate and identify bodies belonging to the Commonwealth. A Norfolk cap badge was found buried amongst some of the bodies, which led Reverend Charles Pierrepoint Edwards to conduct a more detailed examination of the area where the cap badge was found. In all, one hundred twenty-two of the one hundred eighty bodies found were identified by their Norfolk badges and flashes. See more »


When the Turkish Officer hands Beck's watch to the Rev Pierpoint Edwards, the watch still has the chain attached. When Pierpoint Edwards hands the watch to Queen Alexandra the chain is missing. See more »


[Frank Beck and his men are about to go into battle at Gallipoli]
Captain Frank Beck: Men, have Sandringham in your hearts. We fight today so we can return there and take up our work again with dignity and respect. I will stand by your side and face what you have to face.
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Another View of Gallipoli
21 February 2000 | by lhkSee all my reviews

Director Julian Jarrold (Emmy-nominated "Great Expectations") makes another richly textured film. Beautifully filmed with high production values, it takes us on an emotional journey through the blunderous battle at Gallipoli. Like the more famous movie starring Mel Gibson and Mark Lee, "All the Kings Men" introduces us to the brave soldiers who enthusiastically volunteered to fight for King and Country in World War I. The cast is excellent (if you enjoyed "Great Expectations," you will see many familiar faces here); the story is heart-wrenching.

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English | Turkish

Release Date:

20 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Todos os Homens do Rei See more »

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1.78 : 1
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