Carrington V.C. (Court Martial) (1955)





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Dorothy and Campbell Christie's witty courtroom comedy/drama Carrington V.C. was given a classy screen treatment by director Anthony Asquith. David Niven stars as Major Carrington, a war hero who is "kicked upstairs" in peacetime. Compelled to use his own money for his expense account, Carrington becomes convinced that he will never see his money again; thus, he takes back the money from his department's funds without permission. For this gaffe in military protocol, Carrington is court-martialed. During the trial, Carrington's shrewish wife (Margaret Leighton) gets even for a wartime affair conducted by her husband by supplying false testimony. Though Carrington is declared guilty, the implication is that he is well rid of both his wife and his dead-end government post. Carrington VC was released in the US as Court Martial. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Monterey Home Video


David Niven
as Major Carrington V.C.
Margaret Leighton
as Valerie Carrington
Noelle Middleton
as Captain Alison Graham
Laurence Naismith
as Major Panton
Clive Morton
as Lt. Colonel Huxford
Mark Dignam
as Prosecutor
Allan Cuthbertson
as Lt. Colonel Henniker
Victor Maddern
as Sgt. Owen
Raymond Francis
as Mitchell
Newton Blick
as Judge Advocate
John Chandos
as Adjutant Rawlinson
Geoffrey Keen
as President
Maurice Denham
as Lt. Colonel Reeve
Michael Bates
as Major Broke-Smith
Robert Bishop
as Capt. Fobambe
Stuart Saunders
as Sgt. Crane
R.S.M. Brittain
as Sgt. Major
John Glyn-Jones
as Evans reporter
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