During the British Raj, Captain Carruthers works under cover to track smuggled shipments of arms on the restless Northwest Frontier of India. He fears a full-scale rebellion is brewing. To ...
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During the British Raj, Captain Carruthers works under cover to track smuggled shipments of arms on the restless Northwest Frontier of India. He fears a full-scale rebellion is brewing. To forestall this, the British governor signs a treaty with the friendly, peace-loving ruler of Tokot, a key kingdom in the region, which is described as four days' march northward from Peshawar. Meanwhile, the king's son, Prince Azim, befriends Carruthers and a British drummer boy, Bill Holder, who teaches him how to play the instrument.Written by
This film was included in the first syndicated television presentation of a package of major studio feature films on USA television; it premiered in Baltimore Saturday 2 October 1948 on WMAR (Channel 2), followed by Philadelphia Friday 8 October 1948 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Chicago Monday 25 October 1948 on WGN (Channel 9), by Los Angeles Sunday 7 November 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5), by New York City Friday 12 November 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), by Boston Sunday 28 November 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4), by Atlanta Wednesday 15 December 1948 on WSB (Channel 8), by Dayton Sunday 6 March 1949 on WHIO (Channel 13), and by Cincinnati Monday 23 May 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). Although filmed in Technicolor, these telecasts were in B&W, since color broadcasting was still in its experimental stage. The package consisted of 24 Alexander Korda productions originally released theatrically between 1933 and 1942. See more »
Forget today's political correctness @ enjoy a spiffin yarn
Great morale booster for the British people, with another World War looming. Shows the bonding between British and Indians that contributed to the long sojourn of the British in India. Definitely a boy's film with all the majesty that the Empire films of the thirties could muster for audiences suffering from economic depression and worries over the rise of fascism and its onward march. Roger Livesey's character brings to life the type of relationship that so many British civilians and civil servants enjoyed with Indians, so sadly ignored/forgotten in the interest of history revision and political correctness.
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