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Release Date:
10 May 1987 (USA) See more »
A half-caste beauty emigrates from India to Great Britain, pursues fame and fortune at the cost of personal happiness, and becomes a Hollywood movie star while suppressing the truth of her heritage. | Add synopsis »
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Joss Ackland ... Sir Burton Rumsey

Martin Balsam ... Marty

Claire Bloom ... Vicky Kelley
Gary Cady ... Lucien Chambrun
John Carlin ... James
Ernest Clark
Rosalie Crutchley
Kate Emma Davies ... Young Queenie

Alison Doody

Kirk Douglas ... David Konig
Serena Gordon ... Prunella Rumsey

Joel Grey ... Aaron Diamond
John Grillo ... Johan Krauss
Leigh Lawson ... Uncle Morgan

Sarah Miles ... Lady Sybil

Albert Moses ... Inspector Gopal
Tom Owen
Abigail Painter
Geoffrey Rose ... Mr. Pugh

Mia Sara ... Queenie Kelly / Dawn Avalon
Rob Spendlove ... Dickie
Godfrey Talbot ... Joss

Topol ... Dimitri Goldner

Directed by
Larry Peerce 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Goldman  (as Winston Beard)
Michael Korda  novel
April Smith 

Produced by
David Candiff .... associate producer
John Cutts .... producer
Shama Habibullah .... associate producer: India unit
Edward Joseph .... associate producer (as Teddy Joseph)
Robert M. Sertner .... co-producer
Jerome M. Siegel .... associate producer
Frank von Zerneck .... executive producer
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
Cinematography by
Tony Imi 
Film Editing by
Michael Ripps 
Eric A. Sears  (as Eric Sears)
Production Design by
Peter Mullins 
Art Direction by
John Siddall 
Set Decoration by
Fred Carter 
Costume Design by
Diane Holmes  (as Diana Holmes)
Makeup Department
Lynda Armstrong .... makeup artist
Paul Engelen .... makeup supervisor
Barry Richardson .... hair stylist
Production Management
Dileep Singh Rathore .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Cracknell .... first assistant director
Melvin Lind .... second assistant director
Jerome M. Siegel .... second unit director
Julian Wall .... second assistant director
Art Department
Dave Everall .... rigger
Brian Lofthouse .... property master
David Minty .... art director: India unit
Sound Department
David Crozier .... sound mixer
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor
Wilson Dyer .... sound editor
Alfred T. Ferrante .... adr/foley mixer (1986)
Sam Horta .... sound effects
Andrew Sissons .... sound assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Dodd .... focus puller: second unit
Ronnie McKay .... best boy
Clive Prior .... second assistant camera
Tony White .... camera operator
Micky Wilson .... gaffer
Chris Warren .... video assist operator: India (uncredited)
Casting Department
Ina Bernstein .... casting: USA
Hilary Botchin .... casting: USA (as Hillary Botchin)
Rose Tobias Shaw .... casting: UK
Suzanne Smith .... casting: UK (as Susanne Smith)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael McGarrigle .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
John W. Carr .... assistant editor
David Ekstrom .... assistant editor (as David W. Ekstrom)
Matthew Peerce .... assistant editor (as Matthew W. Peerce)
Dennis C. Vejar .... additional editor
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Georges Delerue .... conductor
Other crew
Mohini Banerji .... principal liaison: India unit
Eleanor Chaudhuri .... production controller: India unit (as Elanor Chaudhuri)
Ann Edwards .... script supervisor
Eleanor Fazan .... choreographer
Ray Freeborn .... location manager
Jack W. Haddox .... production controller (as Jack Haddox)
Carolyn Hall .... production accountant
Sally Hayman .... production coordinator
Bobbie Johnson .... assistant accountant
Phill Norman .... main title design
Alison Odell .... production secretary (as Alison O'Dell)
Vans Pradeep Singh Rathore .... location assistant
Bill Shepherd .... unit manager: India unit

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Brazil:236 min | USA:233 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Iceland:12 | Norway:16 (video premiere)

Did You Know?

Based upon the life of Merle Oberon. Her first husband was Alexander Korda, uncle of Michael Korda who wrote the movie.See more »
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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Slow-moving faction, 27 February 2002
Author: Robert Marshall ( from Leicester England

The pace was lethargic, the acting stilted and because there were some excellent actors involved, I can only assume it was the fault of the director.If you are committed to a 4 hour TV serial, it must take a lot of skill to maintain the tension. The ending was also false and typical American/Hollywood hypocrisy. Nevertheless, it told an interesting story and most certainly was not total garbage. What I do dislike, however, is "faction", when you are never sure how much you are being told, in this case about Merle Oberon, is true. Was there actually a suspicious death in India? Was her mother her servant at any time? Was she ever involved in making a film in India? If all this was fiction, as I suspect it was, then why drag Merle Oberon's name into it anyway?

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