Based on a play that opened in London, CONDUCT UNBECOMING is a fair adaptation but essentially a tempest in a teapot. It concerns the question of whether or not a woman was molested (like A PASSAGE TO INDIA) and turns into a contrived mystery. Faulkner is the accused, and he is defended by
M. York in the secret trial run by the officers at a remote Indian outpost in the last century. S. York is the woman in question who accuses Faulkner of the deed. Essentially a courtroom piece, it is the forerunner of BREAKER MORANT in feeling but not as electric as that Aussie effort. Acting is
uniformly good, and the script by Enders clearly delineates all that need be said. Th...