The Winslow Boy

Synopsis: In Edwardian England, a thirteen year-old cadet, Ronnie Winslow, is expelled from the naval academy at Osborne for stealing a seven shilling postal order. His father and sister become obsessed with proving his innocence at any cost to themselves, and turn the case into a national cause celebre.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Anthony Asquith
Production: LionsGate Entertainment
  2 nominations.
117 min

- Good night, William.

- Good night, Winslow. See you tomorrow.

As a matter of fact you won't I've

travelled on the 6:13 for the last time.

- Good heavens, you've been travelling on

it for years. - Forty-two, to be precise.

- Retiring

- Retiring?

- You don't look the retiring sort

- As a matter of fact I'm not.

- A slight touch of arthritis

- Arthritis? - Arthur my dear fellow,

you're talking to the right man.

My wife's brother was a martyr...

A positive martyr.

He found a specialist fellow...

The specialist saw him and said...

Goodbye! Good luck!

Arthur! You're back, dear.

- Mother, I'm nearly ready.

- Yes, Ronnie darling.

Your father will be with you in a minute.

- What am I not to be told?

- Can't you guess?

- How does he look in it?

- Quite adorable!

- Where's Catherine?

- She's in the garden, I think.

Yes. There she is, doing her envelopes.

- Should I tell her you're in?

- No, don't.

From now on, for my family

I will always be in.

- Oh Arthur dear, I'm sorry - I'd forgotten

today was your last day at the bank.

- What was it like?

- They gave me a watch.

To Arthur Winslow, from friends and

colleagues at Lloyds Bank, 09.09.1912.

- How nice.

- I don't know how you feel, Arthur...

- But I'm glad it's all over now. - I'm

glad that at last you can have a real rest.

I thought I made it clear to Dickie not to play

that infernal machine in the drawing room.

Hello, Father.

I was just practicing...

- The "Bunny Hug"

- What?

The "Bunny Hug". It's a cross between the

"Turkey Trot" and "Kangaroo Hop".

- Did you finish that work this afternoon?

- No...

Not exactly. But...

I think it's time you found out that I'm not spending

200 a year in keeping you at Oxford in order...

that you may learn to dance the...

- "Bunny Hop".

- "Hug", Father.

The exact description of the contortion

is immaterial.

I consider it disgraceful that a 19-y-o boy

should be .,..

Set an example in conduct and industry

by his 12-y-o brother.

I see, so that's being

brought up again, is it?

Ronnie got into the Navy, where I failed.

Well, I think it's the first to not be

understood by his own family.

If you go to your room, I suggest

that you take that object with you.

I'm terribly sorry, I'm

afraid I'm trespassing

- That's all right.

- My name Watherstone.

My father and I only moved in yesterday.

I know. We admired your

sideboard very much.

It is rather nice.

You must have a great many friends.

Not all are my friends.

But I wish they were.

"Votes for Women".

So you're a suffragette.

Do not be alarmed. I'm not militant.

I won't chain myself to your railings.

His father is a retired colonel

and he is captain of the Royal Artillery.

- Good Bye.

- Good Bye.

Mother, can I come in now?

Yes, Ronnie darling.

Remember it is a surprise.


Not like that Ronnie.

Like this.

That's better.

That's the first thing they teach you

when you get to Osborne.

Turn around.

He's quite the little naval officer

our Master Ronnie, isn't he?

He is a Navy Officer, Violet.

It is no longer our Master Ronnie.

Cadet Ronald Winslow,

Royal Navy.

Yes, I won't forget...

See you soon.

Goodbye, Ronnie. You have a great chance.

I know you won't let us down.

I won't, Father.

Goodbye! Goodbye!

Hello, mother and father. I am very happy.

I would like some more jam.

I scored a goal yesterday.

My chemistry's not too bad.

Thanks for the cake.

Please send more jam.

Dear father, you will be getting

my first term report next week .

I've got my fingers crossed.

I miss you all very much.

I'm counting the days until

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Terence Rattigan

Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan, CBE (10 June 1911 – 30 November 1977) was a British dramatist. He was one of England's most popular mid twentieth century dramatists. His plays are typically set in an upper-middle-class background. He wrote The Winslow Boy (1946), The Browning Version (1948), The Deep Blue Sea (1952) and Separate Tables (1954), among many others. A troubled homosexual, who saw himself as an outsider, his plays centred on issues of sexual frustration, failed relationships, and a world of repression and reticence. more…

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