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Julian Mitchell (adaptation)
Paul Scott (novel)
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Release Date:
11 May 1981 (USA) See more »
A british colonel and his wife decide to remain in India after the departure of the British raj in the 1940s. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Trevor Howard ... Col. Tusker Smalley

Celia Johnson ... Lucy Smalley

Saeed Jaffrey ... Frankie Bhoolabhoy
Pearl Padamsee ... Mrs Bhoolabhoy
Fida Bai ... Minnie

Zia Mohyeddin ... Ibrahim
Ajit Saldanha ... Joseph
Habib Tanvir ... Dr Mitra
Raj Bharti ... Col. Tiny Menektara

Sushma Seth ... Codcod Menektara
Corina ... Hot Chichanya
Rinoo Chhoi ... Mr Pandey
Dinoo Kotwal ... Prabhu
Dwarka Prashad ... Acupuncturist

Surekha Sikri ... Susy Williams
Shivendra Sinha ... Father Sebastian
Kiran Narker ... Sashi
Phiroza Singh ... Person at Holi Party
Vijay Sheikhupura Singh ... Person at Holi Party
Malvika Singh ... Person at Holi Party
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colonel M.E. Michael ... Person at Holi Party

Directed by
Silvio Narizzano 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julian Mitchell  adaptation
Paul Scott  novel "The Raj Quartet"

Produced by
Irene Shubik .... producer
Original Music by
Carl Davis 
Cinematography by
Wolfgang Suschitzky 
Film Editing by
Jack Dardis 
Casting by
Susie Bruffin 
John Murphy 
Production Design by
Eugene Ferguson 
Costume Design by
Esther Dean 
Makeup Department
Lois Richardson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Les Davis .... unit manager
Lars MacFarlane .... production manager
Art Department
Anna Farrar .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Alan Bale .... sound
Martin Kay .... boom operator
John Whitworth .... film dubbing
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Anstiss .... camera operator
Casting Department
Uma Da Cunha .... casting: India
Other crew
Jacki Harding .... production assistant
Barbara Muxworthy .... researcher

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Also Known As:
"Great Performances: Staying On" - USA (series title)
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USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Background music, 14 November 2014
Author: clem-alford from United Kingdom

The history of the background music may be of interest to those interested in the production of this film. I worked with Carl Davis on the music for this movie at his home in south London to rushes sent by ITV in 1980 as well as doing the final recording in the studio and he didn't give me any credit for my Indian musical input as Carl knew nothing about Indian Ragas. There was a lot of controversy and dispute over this issue and a great deal of acrimony which led to the film being aired only once . Shame really as it was a good film based on a good story with good actors. I also worked on the other Scott novel'The Jewel in The Crown' for which George Fenton did give me credits for my Indian musical input.

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