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Framed Documents #044: The Boys In Company C

DO NOT KEEP ANY OF THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR POSSESSION

  1. FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, EXPLOSIVES, FIREWORKS OR PYROTECHNICS.
  2. LETHAL WEAPONS INCLUDING BLACKJACKS, BRASS KNUCKLES, POCKET KNIVES EQUIPPED WITH SPRING RELEASE BLADES, SCISSORS OR STRAIGHT RAZORS…

Dude – this is the Marine Corps!

Rules for new recruits from the opening to Sidney IPCRESS File Furie’s The Boys In Company C – one of the finest Vietnam films of the late seventies featuring Craig Wasson. Well, one of two, fine or otherwise.

Guns At Batasi

Prim RSM Lauderdale (Dickie Attenborough) outlines his plan of attack in Guns At Batasi, a rather well-produced little post-Empire potboiler which has its wits about it, which understands the value of not playing it too straight, and which underplays its box office-satisfying romantic subplot (involving Mia Farrow, of all people). There are excellently understated performances from the likes of Errol John, Earl Cameron, Percy Herbert, David Lodge, Bernard Horsfall, John Meillon and pornographer Graham Stark.