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The Winslow Boy

Country: UK, USA

Genre: Drama



When 13-year-old Ronnie Winslow (Guy Edwards) is expelled from the Royal Naval College, Osborne, for theft, his father, Arthur Winslow (Nigel Hawthorne), is convinced that his son has been wrongly accused, and sacrifices everything in order to secure justice for his boy, as the case becomes a national cause célèbre.


  • Adapted by director David Mamet from Terence Rattigan's 1946 play of the same name, which was in turn based on the actual case of George Archer-Shee, a cadet at Osborne, who, in 1908, was expelled for stealing a postal order for five shillings from a fellow cadet. The boy was finally aquitted in 1910, and the family paid compensation the following year. George was later killed in 1914 in the First Battle of Ypres, aged just nineteen years.
  • Winner of the award for Best Studio Feature Film at the Ajijic International Film Festival (1999) and the Truly Moving Picture Award at the Heartland Film Festival (1999)


Picture for The Winslow Boy


  • Nigel Hawthorne
    (Arthur Winslow)
  • Rebecca Pidgeon
    (Catherine Winslow)
  • Jeremy Northam
    (Sir Robert Morton)
  • Guy Edwards
    (Ronnie Winslow)
  • Gemma Jones
    (Grace Winslow)
  • Matthew Pidgeon
    (Dickie Winslow)
  • Aden Gillett
    (John Waterstone)
  • Colin Stinton
    (Desmond Curry)
  • Sarah Flind
  • Neil North [ALUMNUS]

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For a film ostensibly about the 'Winslow Boy', it is amazing how the story manages to concentrate on his mind-numbingly boring suffragist sister. I have no idea how closely the film follows Terence Rattigan's original play. Nigel Hawthorne is brilliant as the paterfamilias. Guy Edwards is good as Ronnie Winslow in the scenes in which he appears. The scene where Ronnie is grilled by Sir Robert Morton is electric, and Guy Edwards plays it adroitly.

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