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.
Mostly set in the South Africa veldt, these scenes were actually filmed in Burra, South Australia. Producer Matt Carroll once said of this: "This is the first film produced in this country [Australia] that has its setting in another country".
Cheer up. You look as if you were going to a funeral.
Major Thomas: Harry...
Harry Morant: It's all right, Major. I've had a good run. There's nothing for me in England anymore. And back in Australia, well they say if you need a couple of stiff drinks before you climb up on a ...
The band plays an excerpt from Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow, which premiered three years after the trial took place.
Introducing Lewis Fitz-Gerald as George Witton
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