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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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Rawlins
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Eve Proudfoot
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Proudfoot / Robert Proudfoot
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Mackintosh / MacKintosh
Tariq Yunus ...
Inti
Vajira ...
Sharmani
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 ...
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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 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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Opening credits prologue: A Far Eastern Colony, 1948. See more »

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Put out the Flame
Composed and sung by Peter Skellern
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Deep, moody and delightful!
12 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

I don't know when I first encountered this excellent film. Over the years I've been able to buy two VHS copies, but DVDs have proved elusive.

John Hurt and Judi Bowker are both personal favorites and they act well together. She's one of those underrated actresses that's little known.

In "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" she delivers a wonderful performance as Clare. I totally disliked "Clash of the Titans" in spite of her inclusion in the cast.

In "East of Elephant Rock" she delivers another excellent performance in a totally different role.

Yes, it's another film without heroes, but those are sometimes the best, even if they are the most difficult to watch.


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