Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 03 Feb 2020
Adapted for the screen by Terence Rattigan (The Prince and The Showgirl, The Sound Barrier) from his own play, The Winslow Boy is the story of a father’s fight to clear his son’s name. Cedric Hardwicke (The Ten Commandments) gives a towering performance as Arthur Winslow, whose young son Ronnie, a cadet at the Royal Naval College, is accused of theft. Convinced of Ronnie’s innocence, Arthur and his daughter Catherine (Margaret Leighton, The Best Man, The Go-Between) investigate. The family employ the country’s top barrister, Sir Robert Morton (Robert Donat, The 39 Steps, Goodbye Mr. Chips), and so begins their struggle against institutional opposition and the might of the British Establishment itself. Earning a Bafta Nomination, at the heart of this moving drama is the refusal to back down in the face of injustice, despite the great sacrifices that entails.