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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, their estate manager, the men advanced into... See full summary »

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Julian Jarrold

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Alma Cullen, Nigel McCrery (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Jason ... Captain Frank Beck
Maggie Smith ... Queen Alexandra
William Ash ... Serdeant 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
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Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915. Commanded by Captain Frank Beck, 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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Language:

English | Turkish

Release Date:

20 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Todos os Homens do Rei See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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, 122 of the 180 bodies found were identified by their Norfolk badges and flashes. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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It's a Long Way to Tipperary
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The BBC at its very best
8 July 2008 | by rboon33455See all my reviews

"All the King's Men" is a richly textured piece of television drama, sensitively directed by Julian Jarrold. Its carefully nuanced script explores the horrors of the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in World War One and the myth surrounding the mysterious "disappearance" of the Sandringham Regiment, who were drawn from King George the Fifth's estate.The men are led by Captain Frank Beck,the agent on the estate, who with the support of the Queen Mother defies the King and, despite his age, leaves Sandringham to lead the men who he has trained and whose lives he has been intimately involved with on the estate. Through the excellent performance of David Jason we see a man of some nobility of spirit,used to respecting his superiors all his life,trying to do his best in a situation where his superiors got it completely wrong.His idealism is nicely contrasted with the humane pragmatism of the regimental doctor who has no such illusions. The truth of a body of men ineptly led and totally unprepared for fighting in an unknown and hostile terrain with appalling logistical support is graphically portrayed and echoes the much better known Australian film, "Gallipoli." The deliberate burying of the truth of what happened(which involved large numbers of men being shot in the head rather than taken prisoner)in order to protect social sensitivities and preserve morale is nicely dealt with through the superbly restrained performance of Maggie Smith as the Queen Mother who is clearly not fooled but never betrays the fact. The film also sympathetically explores the social values of the English class system and particularly the close knit generation of Sandringham workers who made up the regiment. Their naive and in some cases romantic confidence in the right of King and Country fighting with God on their side(despite the fact that they were invading another country)is believably portrayed. The performances of the cast are without exception of a very high class with some excellent cameos. This is the BBC at its very best and I thoroughly recommend it to you!


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