Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Benefit of the Doubt had its roots in US, a Peter Brook play produced by the Royal Shakespearean Company. This anti-war documentary blossomed into a multi-media presentation, then to a 70-minute film. The movie version expands upon Brook's piece with authentic newsreel footage of the Vietnam War. Despite the original title, the film concentrates on the British, rather than American, view of the war, which in 1967 was a lot more dove-ish than in the States. Eric Allan and Mary Allen head the cast of this agit-prop time capsule.