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East of Elephant Rock (1978)

R | | Drama | January 1978 (UK)
In 1948, a new British governor takes over a Far Eastern colony after his predecessor is murdered by terrorists.



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Cast overview:
Eve Proudfoot
Proudfoot / Robert Proudfoot
Mackintosh / MacKintosh
Tariq Yunus ...
Vajira ...
Sam Poythress ...
1st Governor General
Edward De La Mare ...
2nd Governor General
Geoffrey Hale ...
District Commissioner
J.B.L. Gunasekara ...
Sharmani's Uncle (as J.B.L.Gunasakera)
Upali Attanayaka ...
Rawlin's Houseboy (as Upali Attanayeke)
Philip Grice ...
Man in Rickshaw


In 1948, a new British governor takes over a Far Eastern colony after his predecessor is murdered by terrorists.

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January 1978 (UK)  »

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Anatolika tou Elephant Rock  »

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Judi Bowker had grown up in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and showed up for her audition in the kind of outfit a colonial woman of that era would have worn. Naturally, she got the part. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: A Far Eastern Colony, 1948. See more »


East of Elephant Rock
Composed and sung by Peter Skellern
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Attractive scenery and cast, but it fizzled out
18 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

With so few reviews and no comments so far here on IMDb, EoER would appear to be an obscure film, which I came across on one of the lesser British TV channels.

Very handsome scenery, a good cast and a reasonable plot. John Hurt impressed and Judi Bowker - whom I can't recall seeing before - shone. But in the last quarter of the film some of the changes in characterisation did not convince, and it all rather fizzled out.

When EoER first came out, it attracted some controversy and hostile criticism and with the passing of years some of the racist language and "white" attitudes can make one wince. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_of_Elephant_Rock

The prurient might like to note that we get a brief full-frontal view of John Hurt as he jumps out of bed, whilst Judi Bowker's modesty is ensured by a sheet.

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