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

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Many critics leveled accusations at director Don Boyd that he had simply ripped off William Wyler's The Letter (1940). Boyd refuted these claims, saying he had never even seen Wyler's film. See more »

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Attractive scenery and cast, but it fizzled out
18 February 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – 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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