Khartoum (movie)

Khartoum ( Khartoum ) is a British film directed by Basil Dearden , released in 1966 . The film is built in two acts.

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Synopsis

The film’s narrative focuses on the Khartoum siege , in 1885 , during the Mahdists’ war in Sudan : a Muslim leader, the Mahdi ( the Expected ), launched an insurgency against the Egyptian occupier and his British ally. British Prime Minister Gladstone sends General Gordon , nicknamed Gordon Pasha , to Khartoum to protect British nationals still present.

Technical sheet

  • Title: Khartoum
  • Original title: Khartoum
  • Director: Basil Dearden
  • Scenario: Robert Ardrey
  • Pictures: Edward Scaife and Harry Waxman ( second team )
  • Music: Frank Cordell
  • Makeup: Tom Smith
  • Production: Julian Blaustein
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Format: colors (Technicolor) – 2.76: 1 (Ultra Panavision 70) – 70 mm
  • Genre : war , adventure , drama
  • Duration: 134 minutes
  • Release date : 

Distribution

  • Charlton Heston (VF: René Arrieu ) : General Charles Gordon
  • Laurence Olivier (VF: Duncan Elliott ) : The Mahdi
  • Richard Johnson (VF: Michel Gatineau ) : Colonel J. D. H. Stewart
  • Ralph Richardson (VF: Fernand Fabre ) : Gladstone
  • Alexander Knox (VF: Stéphane Audel ) : Sir Evlyn Baring
  • Johnny Sekka (VF: Bachir Toure ) : Khaleel
  • Michael Hordern (VF: Émile Duard ) : Lord Granville
  • Zia Mohyeddin (VF: René Bériard ) : Zobeir Pasha
  • Marne Maitland (VF: Georges Atlas ) : Sheikh Osman
  • Nigel Green (VF: Georges Atlas ) : General Wolseley
  • Hugh Williams (VF: Roger Tréville ) : Lord Hartington
  • Ralph Michael : Sir Charles Dilke
  • Douglas Wilmer (KF: Henry Djanik ) : Khalifa Abdullah
  • Edward Underdown : Colonel William Hicks
  • Peter Arne (VF: Jean-Henri Chambois ) : Major Kitchener

See also

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Bibliography

  • (in) Monthly Film Bulletin , o 390
  • (en) Sight and Sound , Summer 1966, p. 156
  • (en) Positive , o 80, December 1966

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