The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship emerging amidst hardship, and then dissolving after their journey. Written by
Greg Bole <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Star Patrick Bergin
portrayed Victorian poet, linguist, explorer, and anthropologist Sir Richard Burton who had the same real first name and same last stage name as the later famous stage and screen actor Richard Burton
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In an scene set in 1854, Isabel is looking at a copy of "The Perfumed Garden" translated by Burton. Burton did not publish this translation until 1886. See more
Arab chief in Cairo
In this wilderness you will find only Allah's terrible whimsy.
Referenced in Serial Mom
Recorded by David Fanshawe
From the album "Africa - Witchcraft & Ritual Music" See more