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The High Command Movie Review Summary

Actors: Lionel Atwill, James Mason

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In post-World War I Ireland, British troops are patrolling when one of the officers is confronted by a local about his relationship with a woman. The soldier left for the war, leaving her behind to marry this man. She now has a small child. In a fit of anger, as small gunfire sounds in the dark woods, the soldier kills his rival and is able to supress evidence that would lead to his guilt. But one of the investigators has the incriminating bullet and a letter from his ex-sweetheart.

Flash forward. The soldier is now General Sir John Sangye (Lionel Atwill). He is in command of a colonial outpost in West Africa. His step-daughter is coming of age and he feels duty-bound to protect her from the unsavory characters on the post. The investigator is also stationed at this post.

When he is murdered and another man (Mason) unfairly charged, the secret the general has been keeping all these years could easily unravel, thus disgracing him and his family.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Murders of set profession?    -   soldiers Kind of mystery?    -   skilled citizen investigator BIG focus on forensic evidence analysis?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   White Enclave Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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