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Sanders (1963)
"Death Drums Along the River" (original title)

 |  Adventure  |  27 March 1966 (UK)
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A British colonial policeman in Africa investigates a murder in a hospital up river.


(suggested by famous story of African adventure "Sanders of the River")
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Complete credited cast:
Dr. Inge Jung (as Marianne Cook)
Albert Lieven ...
Dr. Franz Weiss
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Robert Arden ...
Jim Hunter
Vivi Bach ...
Nurse Marlene Dorfman
Bill Brewer ...
Jack Pearson
Simon Sabela ...


A British colonial policeman in Africa investigates a murder in a hospital up river.

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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bill Brewer is dubbed by Francis De Wolf. See more »


When Sanders, with doctor and sergeant, visit the village a side shot shows them passing the first hut. Their shadows are clearly seen on the ground, yet in the following approach shot the shadows are considerably lengthened and reach halfway up the side of the hut. See more »


Version of Sanders of the River (1935) See more »


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Music by Trevor Duncan
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
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Is Vivi Bach the worst actress ever?
5 October 2007 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Anyone witnessing the performance of Vivi Bach as Marlene the nurse will not be struck dumb with amazement at her beauty,or her flawless hair but at the sheer ineptitude of her attempts aas an actress in this film.there are also some other rather sonambulistic performances and a great deal of dead wood.the sound is rather poor and the colour is extremely variable.Richard Todd is his dependable self.So all in all this is a fairly entertaining film given the standout performance of Viv Bach and if you are a connoisseur of bad performances then you are in for a treatIt is also padded out by a lot of scenes of big game and wild animals.

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