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In northwestern India soon after the turn of the 20th Century, Moslem rebels seek to kill a six-year-old Hindu prince to end his family line. Captain Scott of the British Army is ordered to get the prince out of the region safely. Adventure ensues as Scott sneaks the child away, through Moslem-held territory, by train. Also on board are the boy's American governess, an arms merchant, a cynical reporter, and two upper class Britons.Written by
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Average Shot Length = ~6.9 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6 seconds. See more »
In the opening narration voiced by actor Kenneth More (playing Captain Scott), we're told the young prince is six years old, but later, at the Governor's palace, Sir John says that the boy is five. See more »
The American release, entitled "Flame Over India", gives Lauren Bacall top billing. The British release, which is entitled "North West Frontier" and is the one on DVD, gives Kenneth More, a popular star in England, top billing. See more »
West German theatrical version was cut by ca. 19 minutes. For the TV version, another 15 minutes were deleted from the film. See more »
Just one heck of a fun film with a nice bit of writing in the script. The theme of the British being stuck between two fighting groups of people, Hindus and Islamic is so right for the times now (Feb 2003). Then give Miss Bacall a decent part, with Wilfred Hyde Write and Herbert Lom and the rest of a wonderful group of character actors made my train ride across the Northwest frontier a most moving experience.
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