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Conduct Unbecoming (1975)

At a British Regimental party in Colonial India, the widow of Captain Scarlett is assaulted in the garden, and she accuses one of the newly arrived junior Lieutenants of the crime.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Robert Enders, Barry England (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael York ... 2nd Lt. Arthur Drake
Richard Attenborough ... Maj. Lionel E. Roach
Trevor Howard ... Col. Benjamin Strang
Stacy Keach ... Capt. Harper
Christopher Plummer ... Maj. Alastair Wimbourne
Susannah York ... Mrs. Marjorie Scarlett
James Faulkner ... 2nd Lt. Edward Millington
Michael Culver ... Lt. Richard Fothergill
James Donald ... The Doctor
Rafiq Anwar Rafiq Anwar ... Pradah Singh
Helen Cherry ... Mrs. Strang
Michael Fleming Michael Fleming ... Lt. Frank Hart
David Robb ... 2nd Lt. Winters
David Purcell David Purcell ... 2nd Lt. Boulton
Andrew Lodge Andrew Lodge ... 2nd Lt. Hutton
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Storyline

A company of British soldiers in colonial India is shaken when the widow of their most honored hero is assaulted. A young officer must defend a fellow Lieutenant from the charges in an unusual court-martial, while investigating the deepening mystery behind the attack. Written by klantry

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Taglines:

An unspeakable crime among officers and ladies.

Genres:

Drama | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This movie was voted as one of the Top Ten Films of the Year by the U.S.'s National Board of Review in 1975. See more »

Quotes

2nd Lt. Arthur Drake: I find that I cannot put the honor of the regiment above my own.
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Crazy Credits

The beginning of the closing credits features a sepia-toned still photograph of a mustachioed British Army officer in uniform and a caption that reads:

L.F. Roach Major 20th Indian Light Cavalry Killed in action -- Ratjaphur --1878

The photograph fades into a cast photo over which the closing credits roll. There is no indication as whether or not the person pictured was actually Major Roach. See more »

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Stage play filmed without frills
11 March 2020 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This film is flat lifeless and dull.It t staged in one main set and it gives the feeling of having been filmed in the theatre.It is not so much a whodunit as a whocareswhodunnit.When the actual assailant is revealed the only feeling is of relief that this film is coming to a conclusion.Terence Rattigan was apparently paid £250000 for an unused screenplay.That was probably more than the test of the films budget.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conduct Unbecoming See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lion International, Crown See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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