King and Country (1965)

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King and Country was adapted by Evan Jones from John Wilson's play Hamp. Misfit World War I British soldier Tom Courtenay, on trial for desertion, is defended by martinet officer Dirk Bogarde. Disgusted by the assignment, Bogarde wearily asks the dullwitted Courtenay the reasons for his actions. Courtenay replies that, after being the sole survivor of a battle and discovering that his wife had been cheating on him while he was serving his country, he didn't see any purpose in going on; thus, he … More

Rating: Unrated (adult situations)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: J.L. Hodson, Evan Jones
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 3, 2000
Runtime:
Allied Artists Pictures

Cast


as Capt. Hargreaves

as Private Hamp

as Capt. O'Sullivan

as Lieutenant Webb

as Capt. Midgley

as Colonel

as Lt. Prescott

as Pvt. Sparrow

as Pvt. Sykes

as Private Wilson

as Sergeant-Major

as Cpl. Hamilton M.P.

as Corporal of the Guar...

as Captain at Court-Mar...

as Lieutenant at Court ...

as Soldiers in Hamp's P...
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Critic Reviews for King and Country

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

Tense, downbeat, class-conscious antiwar drama.

Full Review… | May 31, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Losey overcomes the script's soapbox aspirations with his crisp direction.

May 11, 2003
San Francisco Examiner

Losey creates a chilling sense of mood with nothing more than horrifying still images of a war-torn landscape.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Apollo Guide

July 10, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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