Theater: The Thin Red Line

Two young subalterns, fresh from England, join Kipling's army in India in those late-19th century days when the officers' mess jackets and half of the map of the globe were colored a royal red. It is a very pukka sahib regiment, that of Barry England's play Conduct Unbecoming, with a code of ethics, clique loyalties, and a voracious fondness for pig-sticking and whisky. One of the subalterns, 2nd Lieut. Arthur Drake (Paul Jones), has come to the regiment with tunes of glory lilting in his head and an earnest determination to uphold the honor...

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