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Court Martial (1954)

Carrington V.C. (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 25 April 1955 (Sweden)
A court-martial attempts to find out why, and if, an officer embezzled his unit's funds.

Director:

Anthony Asquith
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Nominated for 5 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Carrington
Margaret Leighton ... Valerie
Noelle Middleton ... Alison
Allan Cuthbertson ... Henniker
Victor Maddern ... Owen
Raymond Francis Raymond Francis ... Mitchell
Geoffrey Keen ... President
Newton Blick Newton Blick ... Judge Advocate
Mark Dignam ... Prosecutor
Robert Bishop Robert Bishop ... His Assistant
Maurice Denham ... Lt. Col. Reeve
Laurence Naismith ... Major Panton
Clive Morton ... Lt. Col. Huxford
Michael Bates ... Major Broke-Smith
Stuart Saunders Stuart Saunders ... Sgt. Crane
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Storyline

A court-martial attempts to find out why, and if, an officer embezzled his unit's funds.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

"I'd rather die than have you read that letter!" See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1955 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Court Martial See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Romulus Films, Remus See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First full length feature of Michael Bates. See more »

Quotes

Valerie Carrington: I'll tell you what happened that night and it'll save you the trouble of lying about it.
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Connections

Remade as ITV Play of the Week: Carrington V.C. (1960) See more »

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Good film but a bit dry in places and certainly not Niven's best
28 January 2007 | by johngilbert-3See all my reviews

I'm not going to discuss plots here or spoilers but my concern is to the military correctness of the film. Carrington VC indicates that he was winner of the VC and on that basis alone the respect that should have been shown a VC holder clearly was missing throughout the whole of the film. For example when a VC holder enters the room, all military personnel (regardless of rank) stand in acknowledgement of the holder of that VC action regardless of whether it was a single VC followed by other medals or on its own, at no time during the film did I feel he was shown the respect for a VC holder and in all honesty a plot that included theft of money against such a holder would have provoked an outcry in the highest echelons of military ranks not to mention his colleagues. All in all good performances, bit dry as noted in places, I have seen Maurice Denham in several pictures of late and I must admit I like the chap, a commensurate actor who is sorely missed. Disappointingly unrealistic film given Carrington's VC honour and this spoiled it for me entirely.


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