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A spectacular historical epic,which the Sun called "An inspired piece of film making," the movie is set in 1883 when 100,000 savage Mosiem dervishes,led by their fanactical leader,Mahdhi,besieged the city of Khartoum. General Gordon was sent to the Sudan by the British Prime Minister to organize the evacuation of the troops and the civilians from the city. But, Gordon's mission was a doomed one. . . Charlton Heston as Gordon gave one of his most impressive portrayals. "It is a fine performance,"said The Sunday Times,"If he ever does anything better I shall be surprised," noted the Daily Mail and,stated The Guardian,he gave"A first-rate performance". Heston was perfectly matched by Laurence Olivier as the Mahdi." It is,said the Sunday Express," A performance of such towering personal magnetism that it makes even the Cinerama screen seem small," and the two stars' scenes together pack an unforgettable dramatic punch. Director Basil Dearden brilliantly combines these two stunning central performances with breathtakingly exciting battle scenes in a thrilling movie which,said the Daily Mail,"Is an epic worth the name."
Director: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon
Cast: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson, Alexander Knox, Johnny Sekka, Michael Hordern, Zia Mohyeddin, Marne Maitland, Nigel Green, Hugh Williams, Ralph Michael
Genre: War, Drama, Action and Adventure
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