This is a marvelous film. The film is based on a 1946 British by Terence Rattigan, which is likewise based on a 1908 event in which George Archer-Shee, at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, was falsely accused of stealing a postal order from another cadet. The The play was inspired by an actual event, which set a legal precedent: the case of Stonyhurst College alumnus George Archer-Shee, a cadet at Osborne in 1908, who was accused of stealing a postal order from a fellow cadet. In real life, the boy's elder brother believed in his innocence and convinced their father to hire attorneys. They hired a famous contemporary, Sir Edward Carson, who also believed in the boy's innocence and won in court, extracting compensation for the family's duress.
David Mamet directs a flawless film here, with a stellar cast.
Everything about it is wonderful, screenplay, acting, cinematography, costumes, you name it.
This is a thoroughly engaging story with a wonderful set of characters. Highly recommended.