David Mamet directs this period drama, an adaptation of the play of the same name by Terrence Mattigan, in which a young naval cadet accused of stealing goes up against the establishment.
This is the second adaptation of The Winslow Boy, following Anthony Asquith’s superb adaptation done just over 50 years earlier. Now, David Mamet takes charge of the production and also writes the script – the result is one that is as enjoyable as the original.
When 14-year-old Ronnie Winslow (Guy Edwards) is thrown out from the Royal Naval College for stealing, his father, Arthur (Nigel Hawthorne), is influenced that Ronnie did not commit the crime.
After obtaining the gifted lawyer Sir Robert Morton (Jeremy Northam), Arthur persistently follows…