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WINSLOW BOY, THE: DVD

SYNOPSIS:
Based on a true story and set in England, 1912, the film is about Winslow family, led by its patriarch Arthur Winslow (Nigel Hawthorne), facing the moral, social and financial challenge of their young son, Ronnie (Guy Edwards) being expelled from naval College when he’s accused of stealing a 5 shilling postal order. The Winslows hire eminent barrister Sir Robert Morton (Jeremy Northam) to rescue Ronnie’s and the family’s reputation and good name.

"Restrained and witty, The Winslow Boy is an entertaining period piece about truth and honour, allowing the understatement of the British reserve to be showcased by the eloquence of the English language. For director David Mamet (pronounced with the 't'), it was a labour of love as he recounts the making of the film with the help of actors Nigel Hawthorne, Jeremy Northam and his wife Rebecca Pidgeon in an entertaining commentary. They chat about the production, the costumes and the hazards of making fake rain in London. We hear how an 80 year old butler came to instruct the actors on the set, and Hawthorne recalls an amusing anecdote the day he was knighted. You may be interested to hear that Mike Newell (director Four Weddings & A Funeral, Donnie Brasco) was the original Winslow Boy in a stage production, while Neil North played the role in the 1940 movie. There's a behind the scenes featurette with interviews with the cast and crew and you can get back in the mood with a look at the original movie trailer. The Winslow Boy is a beautifully crafted film, marrying Terence Rattigan's timeless play with a rich production design with intelligence and articulation."
Louise Keller

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WINSLOW BOY (G)
Collector's Edition
(UK)

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CAST: Nigel Hawthorne, Jeremy Northam, Rebecca Pidgeon, Gemma Jones

DIRECTOR: David Mamet

RUNNING TIME: 100 minutes

DVD RELEASE: June 6, 2000

DISTRIBUTOR: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment







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