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Superintendent Stafford of the United Provinces Police, has his men arrest an entire tribe on vague allegations of poaching and theft in British India. Their leader, Sultan, father of a young boy, Munnu, whose wife, Tara, is expecting their second child, is also arrested and held in a cell with criminals in Fort Najibabad. Sultan, Tara, and many others manage to break out, but Tara and the newborn both pass away. Sultan, with the help of his men, decides to revolt against the oppressive British - who create a mobile unit, led by Freddy Young, to counter this revolt as well as announce a reward of Rs.500.00 - but Sultan manages to elude them. Then amidst clashes between Freddy and Stafford, and the entry of Jane Stafford, it is made known that Sultan's tribe will be transported by train to a compound in Delhi. This news reaches Sultan and he prepares to attack the train and free his people - little knowing the trap he and his men will soon be walking in to.Written by
The machine gun used in the ambush and captured by Sultan appears to be a Vickers. It is missing the water-cooling equipment that was essential for its operation. Without this equipment, it would overheat and jam quickly. See more »
If the man at the top can't cope we're just shadow boxing, wasting time.
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Back in the days of Empire Dominions,Odeons and ABCs
Films of this genre were popular in the sixties,all trying to emulate Lawrence of Arabia and The Guns of Navarone.Now this film may not match up to those but it was a decent film to watch on a rainy Sunday afternoon.The one flaw was the ridiculous romantic interest between 54 year old Trevor Howard and 21 year old Charlotte Rampling.Rampling is of course still going strong nearly 40 years later.Indeed her credits show her currently involved with no less than 7 films.Sadly Imogen Hassell was not able to sustain her career and committed suicide.You Brunner shows us what a commanding presence he was.There are a lot of action sequences well handled,though the machine gun sequences seem very much like those included in North West Frontier.
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