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The Long Duel (1967)

To protest against British oppression and tyranny a tribal leader becomes a bandit.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sultan
... Young
... Stafford
... Gungaram
... Jane
... Champa
... McDougal
Maurice Denham ... Governor
... Tara
... Jamadar
Antoñito Ruiz ... Munnu (as Antonio Ruiz)
David Sumner ... Gyan Singh
Rafiq Anwar ... Pahelwan
... Ram Chand
Shivendra Sinha ... Abdul
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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 rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The blazing passions of a land... its proud warriors... its exotic women... bursting aflame in revolt! See more »


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12 October 1967 (West Germany)  »

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Bitmeyen Kavga  »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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The old railway seen in this movie was also used in the movies Soleil rouge (1971), North West Frontier (1959) and 7 pistole per i MacGregor (1966). See more »

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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 »

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Governor: If the man at the top can't cope we're just shadow boxing, wasting time.
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Referenced in And Now My Love (1974) See more »

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When the World is Ready
Lyric by Don Black
Sung by Vince Hill
Music by John Scott (as Patrick John Scott) (uncredited)
Arranged and Conducted by Johnney Arthey (uncredited)
Performed by Vince Hill and Eddie Lester as the Eddie Lester Singers (uncredited)
Courtesy of Columbia / EMI (uncredited)
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Back in the days of Empire Dominions,Odeons and ABCs
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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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