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The Brigand of Kandahar (1965)

The British army fights off rampaging locals in 1850s India.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ronald Lewis ...
Case
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Eli Khan
Duncan Lamont ...
Colonel Drewe
Yvonne Romain ...
Ratina
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Elsa (as Catherine Woodville)
Glyn Houston ...
Marriott
Sean Lynch ...
Rattu
Walter Brown ...
Hitala
Inigo Jackson ...
Captain Boyd
Jeremy Burnham ...
Captain Connelly
Joe Powell ...
Colour Sergeant
Henry Davies ...
2nd Lt. Crowe
John Southworth ...
2nd Lt. Barlow
Caron Gardner ...
Serving Maid
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The British army fights off rampaging locals in 1850s India.

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His Plundering Army of Bandit Raiders Sweeps to Glory Across the Plains of India!

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November 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Letzten von Fort Kandahar  »

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2.35 : 1
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Oliver Reed, Yvonne Romain, and Ronald Lewis all finished their Hammer contracts with this film. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: FORT KANDAHAR A British outpost on the North West frontier of India 1850. See more »

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Features Zarak (1956) See more »

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Hammer India

Hammer Film returned to India (at Elstree Studios) with this production, but this time the project lacked the punch "The Stranglers of Bombay" (1959) had. It is a moral tale about ethnic pride, patriotism, military honor and love, but surprisingly it lacks passion. While John Gilling handled the story with vivid action scenes, as he did in previous adventure films he made for Hammer, his rather literate script proved too ambitious to be fully developed in 78 minutes. The previous Hammer attempt to describe India under British rule was a darker story by American scriptwriter David Zelag Goodman, dealing with evil followers of goddess Khali, but in this occasion Gilling directly entered the political field and added an adultery subplot with passable results. On the acting side, while Ronald Lewis is at his usual adequate efficiency level as hero, Oliver Reed is bland and noisy in the role of a ruthless rebel chief, easily overshadowed by Yvonne Romain as his wicked sister. (As she had left for Hollywood to work with Samuel Fuller, beautiful "Stranglers" actress Marie Devereux is sorely missed here). Gilling would turn out his best works for Hammer a year later, when the remarkable "The Plague of the Zombies" and "The Reptile" were released.


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