Conduct Unbecoming 1975


Veteran British director Michael Anderson gets explosive results from a remarkable cast in this forgotten but highly charged drama from 1975. Adapted from a play by Barry England (Figures in a Landscape), it’s the story of a British army court-marshal in colonial India, with Arthur Drake (Michael York) assigned to defend Edward Millington (James Faulkner) from rape charges, with Susannah York the victim. Sir Richard Attenborough, Stacey Keach, Trevor Howard and Christopher Plummer are amongst those testifying; shot in five weeks, it’s a brisk and stately portrait of the labyrinthine working of the officer class.

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