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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Captain Frank Beck
... Queen Alexandra
... Serdeant Ted Grimes
... Lady Frances
... Hon. Frederick Radley
... Private Will Needham
Ed Waters ... Corporal Herbert Batterbee
... Private Chad Batterbee
... Private Davy Croft
Eamon Boland ... Arthur Beck
... Lieut. Alec Beck
... Second Lieut. Evelyn Beck
... King George V
... Peggy Batterbee
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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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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Written by Jack Judge and Harry Williams
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BBC's "Saving Private Ryan"
27 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

Surprisingly graphic for British TV, this is the wrenching story of a rifle company composed of estate workers from the King's country home at Sandringham, a sort of perfect Camelot from which men go forth to be slaughtered in World War I. Don't look too hard at the mystery of what happened to this unit, which apparently disappeared into the hell of battle at Gallipoli. More important is the metaphor of the illusion of war-worn "glory" hitting the rerality of modern battle. In much the same way that an egg hits a sidewalk.


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