King and country

United Kingdom, 1964

Film
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Amidst the mud and blood of Passchendaele in 1917 Private Hamp awaits court martial for desertion. His crime? Simply walking away from the slaughter after three solid years at the front during which all his mates have been killed. Starring Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtney and Leo McKern. According to Felix Barber of the Evening News, “This film is not only going to be regarded as one of the half-dozen greatest war films ever made; it is going into the select gallery of screen classics”.

Credits

production company

B H E Productions

producer/director

Joseph Losey

Duration

01:26:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1964

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303608

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1914-1918

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Historical films

History → History

War films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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