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Bhowani Junction (1956)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Drama, History  |  1 May 1956 (USA)
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Anglo-Indian Victoria Jones seeks her true identity amid the chaos of the British withdrawal from India.

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Victoria Jones
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Col. Rodney Savage
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Patrick Taylor
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Surabhai
Francis Matthews ...
Ranjit Kasel
Marne Maitland ...
Govindaswami
Peter Illing ...
Edward Chapman ...
Thomas Jones
Freda Jackson ...
The Sandani
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Lt. Graham McDaniel
Alan Tilvern ...
Ted Dunphy
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The year is 1947, the British are on the verge of finally leaving India. Amongst the few who are sorry to see the British leave are the Anglo-Indians, half British and half Indian, for they are going to miss the patronage of their white cousins, the job reservations, and the important status and positions they currently hold. The British, quite frankly, do not think well of Anglo-Indians, nor do the Indians. Victoria Jones is one such Anglo-Indian, a WAC in the British Army, her father a railway engine driver, and her mom a housewife. She is close to another Anglo-Indian, Patrick Taylor, but changes her mind about him as he harbors deep hatred for the Indians. She witnesses Col. Rodney Savage instruct his soldiers to pour filthy water and garbage at the hands of untouchables on high-caste men and women who are protesting by laying down on the railway tracks to prevent trains from moving. Repulsed and shocked at this, she turns to Ranjit Singh Kassi, a Sikh, and longs to be Indian. She... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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1 May 1956 (USA)  »

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A Encruzilhada dos Destinos  »

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$3,637,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

MGM originally planned to film Bhowani Junction, on location, in India. That is, until the Indian government started making demands seeking script approval and a big tax payment. MGM changed their plans and decided to film instead in Pakistan - whose government was more accommodating and less demanding of the studio. See more »

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When Savage is first in Taylor's office giving him orders about the trains, he says, "One of you will have to be in close touch with me at all times so that my trolley patrols do not run into unscheduled trains." He says the word "unscheduled" using the American "sk" pronunciation, but as an Englishman he would have pronounced it using the British "sh" sound. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Taylor: What do you expect, Mister? A brass band and the whole of Bhowani district staff on parade?
Lt. Graham McDaniel: Listen, I don't want any of that Chi-Chi back chat out of you!
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Crazy Credits

The character played by the great Lionel Jeffries is clearly identified as a Captain with three shoulder pips. But in the credits he is listed as Lt. Graham McDaniel who, had he really been a Lieutenant would only have worn two pips. See more »

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Referenced in MGM Parade: Episode #1.31 (1956) See more »

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A beautiful movie
18 October 2000 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This is a beautifully shot, and well acted movie. It is almost faithful to the book and a good portrait of the chaos at the end of the second world war. Ava Gardner is luminous as always, and Stewart Granger a good foil for her.


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