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Winslow Boy (1949)





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Based on the infamous Archer-Shee case of 1912, The Winslow Boy features Neil North as the 14-year-old title character. Accused of a petty theft, North is expelled from Naval College. His father, retired bank official Sir Cedric Hardwycke, is prevented by existing British law to clear his son's name. He engages attorney Robert Donat, who successfully petitions for the right to sue the Admiralty and make this august organization prove its charges in court. Public opinion, however, is strongly against Hardwycke and his family: particularly effected is Hardwycke's daughter Margaret Leighton, whose fiance breaks off their engagement. For dramatic purposes, Margaret finds solace in a romantic relationship with barrister Donat. Terrence Rattigan worked on the cinemadaptation of his own play, which was later restaged on American television. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Robert Donat
as Sir Robert Morton
Margaret Leighton
as Catherine Winslow
Cedric Hardwicke
as Arthur Winslow
Basil Radford
as Esmond Curry
Neil North
as Ronnie Winslow
Jack Watling
as Dickie Winslow
Francis L. Sullivan
as Attorney General
Frank Lawton
as John Watherstone
Nicholas Hannen
as Col. Watherstone
Ernest Thesiger
as Mr. Ridgeley-Pearce
Lewis Casson
as Adm. Springfield
Cecil Bevan
as Speaker
Wilfrid Hyde-White
as Wilkinson, Mr. Ridgeley-Pearce
Marie Lohr
as Grace Winslow
Hugh Dempster
as Agricultural Member
Evelyn Roberts
as Hamilton MP
Edward Lexy
as First Elderly Member (Smoking Room)
Gordon McLeod
as Elderly Member
Mona Washbourne
as Miss Barnes
Ivan Samson
as Commander Flower
Kynaston Reeves
as Lord Chief Justice
Charles Groves
as Clerk of the Court
Vera Cook
as Violet's friend
Archibald Batty
as Elderly Member
Ian Colin
as Mr. Saunders
Nicholas Hawtrey
as Charles Elliott
Mary Hinton
as Mrs. Elliott
Noel Howlett
as Mr. Williams
Aubrey Mallalieu
as Mr. Roberts
Dandy Nichols
as Miss Hawkins
Hilary Pritchard
as Dr. Anstruther
Philip Ray
as 1st Speaking Member
Frank Tickle
as Mr. Gunn
Margaret Withers
as Mrs. Jordan
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All Critics (2)

This is quite definitely a film to see and enjoy.

February 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Directed with great care for feeling and detail.

June 16, 2009 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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