King and Country
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King and Country
King and Country was adapted by Evan Jones from John Wilson's play Hamp. Misfit World War I British soldier Tom Courtenay, on trial for desertion, is defended by martinet officer Dirk Bogarde. Disgusted by the assignment, Bogarde wearily asks the dullwitted Courtenay the reasons for his actions. Courtenay replies that, after being the sole survivor of a battle and discovering that his wife had been cheating on him while he was serving his country, he didn't see any purpose in going on; thus, he "went for a little walk". Bogarde's dislike of his client melts into sympathy,… More

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"Tense, downbeat, class-conscious antiwar drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Losey overcomes the script's soapbox aspirations with his crisp direction."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Losey creates a chilling sense of mood with nothing more than horrifying still images of a war-torn landscape."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Apollo Guide
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