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The Queen's Guards (1961)

| Drama | 1963 (USA)
Grenadier Guards Captain John Fellowes prepares for the Trooping the Colour ceremony and reminisces about his years at Sandhurst Military Academy as well as his family's dramatic life.

Director:

Michael Powell

Writers:

Roger Milner (story), Roger Milner (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Massey ... John Fellowes
Raymond Massey ... Captain Fellowes
Robert Stephens ... Henry Wynne-Walton
Jack Watson ... Sergeant Johnson
Peter Myers Peter Myers ... Gordon Davidson
Ursula Jeans ... Mrs. Fellowes
Frank Lawton ... Commander Hewson
Anthony Bushell ... Major Cole
Jess Conrad ... Dankworth
Cornel Lucas Cornel Lucas ... Photographer
Ian Hunter ... Mr. George Dobbie
Elizabeth Shepherd ... Susan
Judith Stott Judith Stott ... Ruth Dobbie
Duncan Lamont ... Major Wilkes
Jack Allen ... Brigadier Cummings
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Storyline

Captains John Fellows and Henry Wynne-Walton finish their Army training at Sandhurst Military Academy and are sent to the Middle-East. John is to lead a parachute battalion while Henry is put in charge of a platoon of armoured cars of the Household Cavalry. John is constantly being told by his father, an ex-Guards officer that he is not as good as his brother who was killed during the war. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The stirring saga of a young guardsman's path to manhood!

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Drama

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Queen's Guards See more »

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Production Co:

Imperial Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Anthony Bushell's final film before his death on April 2, 1997 at the age of 92. See more »

Quotes

Major Wilkes: You rushed forward without reconnoitering the ground. That sort of thing happened time and again in the Western Desert in 1942. Sacrificing everything for speed.
John Fellowes: Yes, but this was an exercise, sir.
Major Wilkes: It wasn't an exercise when your brother was killed at the Horseshoe Oasis, and eleven of his men with him...
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Oh Susannah
Performed by Jess Conrad
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23 September 2019 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

That was Powell's view of this film.Terrible was my view when I saw it on its release in 1961.I have not changed my view.There is very little in the way of narrative.At times it is more of a recruiting film.Powells last British film,what a waste.


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