The Winslow Boy (1948)

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In pre-WWI England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, and his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.



  • Margaret Leighton and Jack Watling in The Winslow Boy (1948)
  • Robert Donat in The Winslow Boy (1948)
  • Jack Watling in The Winslow Boy (1948)
  • Cedric Hardwicke and Neil North in The Winslow Boy (1948)
  • Robert Donat in The Winslow Boy (1948)
  • Robert Donat and Neil North in The Winslow Boy (1948)

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12 June 2009 | fontanelli61
| Superior to 1999 Remake in Every Way!
With all due respect to David Mamet, this is THE definitive version of this story. Based on an excellent stage drama by Terence Rattigan - itself based on an actual, (now) obscure British trial from a century ago - the film is unfortunately unavailable on DVD in the United States at this time. Watch for it to occasionally turn up on TCM, however. I agree with the rave review left by "the old roman" - it's worth staying up for. BTW, Robert Donat (of "The 39 Steps" fame) easily steals the film as the barrister Sir Robert Morton. After watching his performance, it's easy to see why he won the Best Actor Oscar in 1939 (for "Goodbye Mr. Chips") against such stiff competition as Clark Gable ("Gone With The Wind"), James Stewart ("Mr. Smith Goes To Washington") and Laurence Olivier ("Wuthering Heights")!

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