PG | | Drama, History, War
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.
This film was made and released about two years after Kenneth G. Ross' source stage play 'Breaker Morant: A Play in Two Acts' was first published and performed in 1978.
Live every day as if it were going to be your last; for one day you're sure to be right.
In the closeup of a soldier's finger pulling the trigger of his Enfield rifle during Lt Morant's explanation of "Rule 303" to the court, the rifle stays absolutely still when the shot goes off. In actuality, a high-powered rifle like the .303-caliber Enfield would "jump" noticeably at the instant of firing.
Introducing Lewis Fitz-Gerald as George Witton