|The Court Martial of Major Keller|
|Directed by||Ernest Morris|
|Produced by|| Edward J. Danziger |
Harry Lee Danziger
|Written by||Brian Clemens|
|Starring|| Laurence Payne |
|Music by||Bill LeSage|
|Edited by||Spencer Reeve|
|Distributed by||Warner-Pathé Distributors|
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TV Guide gave the film two out of four stars, calling it an "occasionally interesting courtroom drama."
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