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John Prebble (original screenplay) and
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Release Date:
17 June 1964 (USA) See more »
Dwarfing The Mightiest! Towering Over The Greatest! See more »
Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. See more »
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a classic See more (227 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stanley Baker ... Lt. John Chard R.E.

Jack Hawkins ... Otto Witt

Ulla Jacobsson ... Margareta Witt
James Booth ... Pvt. Henry Hook

Michael Caine ... Lt. Gonville Bromhead

Nigel Green ... Colour-Sgt. Bourne
Ivor Emmanuel ... Pvt. Owen
Paul Daneman ... Sgt. Maxfield
Glynn Edwards ... Cpl. Allen
Neil McCarthy ... Pvt. Thomas
David Kernan ... Pvt. Hitch
Gary Bond ... Pvt. Cole
Peter Gill ... Pvt. 612 Williams
Tom Gerrard ... Lance Corporal
Patrick Magee ... Surgeon Reynolds
Richard Davies ... Pvt. 593 Jones
Denys Graham ... Pvt. 716 Jones
Dafydd Havard ... Gunner Howarth
Dickie Owen ... Cpl. Schiess
Larry Taylor ... Hughes
Joe Powell ... Sgt. Windridge
John Sullivan ... Stephenson
Harvey Hall ... Sick Man
Gert van den Bergh ... Adendorff (as Gert Van Den Bergh)
Dennis Folbigge ... Commissary Dalton
Kerry Jordan ... Company Cook
Ronald Hill ... Bugler
Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi ... Cetewayo (as Chief Buthelezi)
Daniel Tshabalala ... Jacob
Ephraim Mbhele ... Red Garters
Simon Sabela ... Dance Leader

Richard Burton ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Bishop ... Orderly (uncredited)
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Directed by
Cy Endfield 
Writing credits
John Prebble (original screenplay) and
Cy Endfield (original screenplay)

John Prebble (suggested by an article written by)

Produced by
Stanley Baker .... producer
Cy Endfield .... producer
Basil Keys .... associate producer
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
John Barry 
Cinematography by
Stephen Dade (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Jympson 
Art Direction by
Ernest Archer 
Makeup Department
Charles E. Parker .... makeup creator (as Charles Parker)
Judy Cadman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Bob Lawrance .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Richard Mills .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Michael Morris .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
John D. Merriman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Batt .... assistant director
Robert Porter .... second unit director (as Bob Porter)
Howard Rennie .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Claude Watson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Dick Frift .... construction manager
Tommy Bacon .... props (uncredited)
Vernon Dixon .... set dresser (uncredited)
John Paterson .... chief carpenter (uncredited)
John Poyner .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rusty Coppleman .... sound editor
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
J.B. Smith .... sound recordist
Stephen Dalby .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Fred Hughesdon .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
David Jones .... boom operator (uncredited)
Derrick Leather .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Gordon K. McCallum .... stereo dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Ray Palmer .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Ray Palmer .... stereo dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Nicholas Stevenson .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Alan Strachan .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Eric Tomlinson .... sound recordist: music (uncredited)
Len Walter .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jimmy Harris .... special effects (uncredited)
Roy Whybrow .... special effects (uncredited)
John Sullivan .... stunt director
Joe Powell .... stunt arranger (uncredited)
Joe Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
John Sullivan .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Taylor .... stunts (uncredited)
Robin Webb .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator
John Arnatt .... gaffer (uncredited)
Brian Ellis .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Norman Gryspeerdt .... still photographer (uncredited)
Peter Hammond .... camera technician (uncredited)
Brian Jones .... focus puller (uncredited)
Bob Martin .... still photographer (uncredited)
F.J. Williams .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arthur Newman .... wardrobe supervisor
Charles Prime .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jennifer Thompson .... assistant editor
Alan Strachan .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Pamela Tomling .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Bobby Graham .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
Other crew
Ian Fawn-Meade .... assistant to producers
Joseph E. Levine .... presenter
Douglas Rankin .... production consultant
Muirne Van Wyk .... continuity (as Muirne Mathieson)
Charles Cannon .... production accountant (uncredited)
Joan Dowie Dunn .... production secretary (uncredited)
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Marguerite Green .... production secretary (uncredited)
Arthur Hall .... production accountant (uncredited)
Noreen Hipwell .... production secretary (uncredited)
Diana James .... production secretary (uncredited)
Susan Langford .... production secretary (uncredited)
Caroline Murray .... production secretary (uncredited)
Anne Nickson .... on-set nurse (uncredited)
Roy Skeggs .... production accountant (uncredited)
Gillian Stone .... production accountant (uncredited)
Maureen White .... publicity secretary (uncredited)
Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi .... the producers of this film are grateful to, and their peoples for their help and co-operation during the making of this film (as Chief Buthelezi of Mahlabatini)
Cyprian Paramount Chief of the Zulus .... the producers of this film are grateful to, and their peoples for their help and co-operation during the making of this film
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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138 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm optical prints)
Australia:M (alternate rating) | Australia:PG (original rating) | Finland:K-8 | Iceland:12 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1989) (1993) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

This was Michael Caine's first major film role. He watched the rushes, but was so nervous that he was sick, and never watched rushes again.See more »
Continuity: When De Witt is held is the store room before the first attack, some tunic jackets are seen hanging on the outside of the door in one medium long shot. But they weren't there a short while before, when Colour Sgt. Bourne told him to shut up, and they aren't there in a close-up of the store room door shortly after that.See more »
Lieutenant John Chard:Well, you've fought your first action.
Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead:Does everyone feel like this afterwards?
Lieutenant John Chard:How do you feel?
Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead:Sick.
Lieutenant John Chard:Well, you have to feel alive to feel sick.
Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead:You asked me, I told you.
Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead:There's something else. I feel ashamed. Was that how it was for you? The first time?
Lieutenant John Chard:The first time? You think I could stand this butcher's yard more than once?
Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead:I didn't know.
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45 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
a classic, 5 May 2004
Author: DavidRobinson10 from SYDNEY

I watched three videos the other night: Belly of the Beast, Kill Bill#1, and ZULU. Belly was better than most of Seagals efforts lately, Bill had a bigger budget but was pretty ordinary, and last,at about 2am, I watched ZULU. Sure I was tired, but I soon got my second wind. The others, while more graphically violent, numbed my senses, wereas ZULU stimulated them!!! Who cares that the deaths were stylized (little gore) and there were no four-letter words...... While I can remember very little now about the first two, images dialog, music and camera from ZULU are still with me, days later. A sterling effort, you actually CARE about these people. This movie could not be produced today to this quality - even by the best in the world. A classic: five out of five. (loved the "colour seargant" character!!

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