The Long Duel (1967)

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To protest against British oppression and tyranny a tribal leader becomes a bandit.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Keir ...
Virginia North ...
Laurence Naismith ...
Maurice Denham ...
Imogen Hassall ...
Paul Hardwick ...
Antoñito Ruiz ...
Munnu (as Antonio Ruiz)
David Sumner ...
Gyan Singh
Rafiq Anwar ...
George Pastell ...
Ram Chand
Shivendra Sinha ...


Superintendent Stafford of the United Provinces Police, has his men arrest an entire tribe on vague allegations of poaching and theft in British India. Their leader, Sultan, father of a young boy, Munnu, whose wife, Tara, is expecting their second child, is also arrested and held in a cell with criminals in Fort Najibabad. Sultan, Tara, and many others manage to break out, but Tara and the newborn both pass away. Sultan, with the help of his men, decides to revolt against the oppressive British - who create a mobile unit, led by Freddy Young, to counter this revolt as well as announce a reward of Rs.500.00 - but Sultan manages to elude them. Then amidst clashes between Freddy and Stafford, and the entry of Jane Stafford, it is made known that Sultan's tribe will be transported by train to a compound in Delhi. This news reaches Sultan and he prepares to attack the train and free his people - little knowing the trap he and his men will soon be walking in to. Written by rAjOo (

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The blazing passions of a land... its proud warriors... its exotic women... bursting aflame in revolt! See more »


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12 October 1967 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Bitmeyen Kavga  »

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Did You Know?


The old railway seen in this movie was also used in the movies Red Sun (1971), North West Frontier (1959) and Seven Guns for the MacGregors (1966). See more »


The machine gun used in the ambush and captured by Sultan appears to be a Vickers. It is missing the water-cooling equipment that was essential for its operation. Without this equipment, it would overheat and jam quickly. See more »


Referenced in And Now My Love (1974) See more »


When the World is Ready
Lyric by Don Black
Sung by Vince Hill
Music by John Scott (as Patrick John Scott) (uncredited)
Arranged and Conducted by Johnney Arthey (uncredited)
Performed by Vince Hill and Eddie Lester as the Eddie Lester Singers (uncredited)
Courtesy of Columbia / EMI (uncredited)
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Red turbans versus black ones.
20 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

The adventure yarn as it used to be a long long time ago.There's the proud rebel "Sultan" (Brynner) who's fighting against the English (represented by a loyal brave generous officer-Howard- and a villain one -Andrews-).And Andrews looks the part ! As the case often happens,to hear the scenarists ,if a father is wicked,then the daughter is adorable:she's played by a decorative Charlotte Rampling ,who tells Howard -whom she's in love with of course-:"one day ,Sultan and you ,you will meet".Main interest remains the splendor of the landscapes.

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