#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In early-20th-century England, while toasting daughter Catherine’s engagement, Arthur Winslow learns that the Royal Naval Academy has expelled his 14-year-old son Ronnie for stealing 5 shillings. Father asks son if it is true; when the lad denies it, Arthur risks fortune, health, domestic peace, and Catherine’s prospects to pursue justice. After defeat in the military court of appeals, Arthur and Catherine go to Sir Robert Morton, a brilliant barrister and M.P., who examines Ronnie and suggests that they take the matter before Parliament to seek permission to sue the Crown. They do, which keeps Ronnie’s story on the front page and keeps Catherine in Sir Robert’s ken.
Plot: Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine’s engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five shillings. Father asks son if it is true; when the lad denies it, Arthur risks fortune, health, domestic peace, and Catherine’s prospects to pursue justice.
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Another great English period piece
It seems the English are invading…..our cinemas. Last year it was Shakespeare in Love and Elizabeth and this year it is An Ideal Husband and The Winslow Boy. I also liked Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels but that’s another story. Why our fascination with the English? I have some theories but I guess I shouldn’t get into that here. The Winslow Boy is a terrific film because of its simplicity. A father defending his son’s and thereby his own honor. There are no gimmicks, violence, and stunts, and everything and everyone is what and who they appear to be. As a result this film is driven by strong characters and strong, terse dialogue. I also enjoyed the use of newspaper clippings and caricatures from the editorial page to guide us thru the movie. The use of a scripture which appears a couple times dealing with feast and famine was a great metaphor for the father and the family’s prospects. The performances were spectacular, especially Jeremy Northam playing Sir Robert Morton….what a “stage” presence. Rebecca Pidgeon as Kate as the strong willed suffragette daughter in the family was good as well. I must also mention Nigel Hawthorne, the father on whom the struggle took its toll, performed strongly as usual. I would recommend this to all members of the family from the very young for whom it could teach value lessons to the very old for whom it may awaken some feelings of nostalgia for at times it feels like a film from the 40’s. Oh by the way the final lines in the film are super. Make sure you are listening. Three and half stars!!!
A family (almost) at war
A drawing room, period, study of manners, domestic drama, if you will… The drama is admittedly light, centring on the impact of a teenage son’s expulsion from naval college and the truth or otherwise of this occurrence. Strangely enough, you never get to learn whether the boy was actually guilty or not of his “crime” – although he gets off, it’s never fully resolved and could be attributed to the superior advocacy of his attorney – sadly still a predilection in modern society. However the dramatic content could have been increased with some kind of courtroom climax, or confession, but now I’m arguing with the original play, hardly the fault of David Mamet or his actors. The Edwardian, pre War “golden – era” is nicely evoked with the big house, coterie of servants and upper – class manners of the family, although contemporary influences such as suffragetism (strongly) and the approaching war (mildly) are referred to. I’m not sure Mamet properly and fully brought home the “sensational” aspect of the Winslow case on the British public, even as I appreciated his subtlety in demonstrating this via newspaper hoardings, contemporary cartoons and the like. He does however marshall his acting troupe well. Nigel Hawthorne shines as the patriarch who sacrifices the wants and needs of his wider family for the sake of clearing his son’s name. I didn’t get the impression that it was the family name he was defending and genuinely believe it was for his youngest son’s future which concerned him, which is as it should be. I’m not quite sure however that Hawthorne seems just too old to have fathered the boy. The rest of the cast play very well although some of their roles seem stereotypical and perhaps more could have been made of the interfamily tensions…but again that takes us back to Rattigan’s source material. Mamet this time, quite rightly eschews all opportunity to contemporise the play and his cinematic devices are subtly reined in, no overlapping dialogue or sharp cross-cutting here. I liked the utilisation of the swinging garden gate at the start of the film, letting in the “bad” from outside, which recalled to mind J.B. Priestley’s “An Inspector Calls”. How often English dramatists seemed to write about the so called idyllic society of the upper classes breaking down…nothing lasts forever it seems. Anyway, in summary, a wordy piece, well shot, well played but ultimately probably best enjoyed as a stage play.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director David Mamet
Writer Terence Rattigan, David Mamet
Actors Rebecca Pidgeon, Jeremy Northam, Nigel Hawthorne
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards 6 wins & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Rank Film Laboratories, Denham, UK (dailies), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,858 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 250D 5246, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm