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The Bofors Gun

Nominated For/Won Awards   1968   2.5★ 105 mins Dramas Rated: NR


Unknown Winner: Best Supporting Actor for Ian Holm in 1969
Unknown Nominee: Best Actor for Nicol Williamson in 1969


A namby-pamby British corporal (David Warner) has deep-seated ambitions to improve his rank in the army by taking the officer's entrance exam. Unfortunately, a deranged Irish private (Nicol Williamson) develops an intense dislike for the corporal and, seeking to humiliate him, commits suicide under his watch. Ian Holm won a Best Supporting Actor British Academy Award in this sure-handed film adaptation of John McGrath's teleplay.

Directed By

Jack Gold
Cached at Friday, 21-Sep-2012 10:45:41 PM Pacific Time