Nigel Hawthorne and Jeremy Northam star in this adaptation of
Terence Rattigan's play based on a true story. Set in England at the turn of the century, "The Winslow Boy"
relates the story of a 13-year old boy, Ronnie Winslow, who is discharged from Royal Naval College for allegedly stealing a five-shilling postal
order. The boy's father, Arthur (Nigel Hawthorne), risks fortune, health and family peace by initiating a legal
campaign to vindicate his son. After facing defeat in the military court of appeals, Arthur and his daughter, Catherine enlist
the help of a famous barrister, Sir Robert Morton (Jeremy Northam), who examines the boy and suggests that they seek permission
from Parliament to sue the Crown. The ensuing legal battle keeps Ronnie's story in the headlines and brings
Catherine and Sir Robert together.
This film is rated G.