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The Brigand of Kandahar (1965)

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

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Eli Khan
Duncan Lamont ...
Colonel Drewe
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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)  »

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Die Letzten von Fort Kandahar  »

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With this film Hammer ended its long association with Columbia Pictures. See more »

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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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Sexy Moslem rebels
23 September 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Half King Of The Khyber Rifles, half Duel In The Sun, The Brigand of Kandahar doesn't come close to being as good as those other two classics.

Mixed race British army officer Ronald Lewis comes home without another officer with whom he was out on a scouting expedition. Colonel Duncan Lamont doesn't believe that he had to flee to give his report and charges him with cowardice. The racism involved here is rather obvious, but Lewis is still drummed out of the service. While in jail the agents of charismatic Afghan tribal leader Oliver Reed free Lewis and he joins Reed's tribe to make war on the British. Lewis also has an eye for Yvonne Romain who is Reed's sexy sister. From what we know now and we know plenty more since 9/11 about Moslem culture, sisters of charismatic would be Mahdis don't walk around in the sexy outfits Romain wears accenting some really mountainous chest construction.

Lewis was also kanoodling with Katharine Woodville the wife of the officer he allegedly deserted. The final battle scenes are staged nicely with an ending totally ripped off from Duel In The Sun.

Recent events have both dated this film and made it somewhat amusing. Oliver Reed is always interesting even in mediocrity. But unless you're an Oliver Reed fan or like size 36 and up, The Brigand Of Kandahar really isn't for you.


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