The Court Martial of Major Keller (1964)

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Major Keller pleads not guilty to the charge of killing his commanding officer, Colonel Winch. Testimony states that he was in love with the Colonel's wife, Laura, and had given orders over the Colonel's head on the battle-field. Laura, in evidence, says that her husband had lost his nerve and Keller had to take over. Keller asserts, without supporting evidence, that Winch meant to desert and exchange code books with the enemy in return for privileges. He therefore shot him and believed an exploding shell destroyed the books. A surprise witness for the defence from Army Intelligence reveals that the enemy have since carried out a plan which they could not have done without the books. Keller's name is cleared and he leaves the court with Laura.

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