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East of Elephant Rock (1978)

R | | Drama | January 1978 (UK)
In 1948, a new British Governor takes over a Far Eastern colony after his predecessor is murdered by terrorists.

Director:

Don Boyd

Writers:

Don Boyd (screenplay), Richard Boyle (based on a treatment by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Hurt ... Nash
Jeremy Kemp ... Rawlins
Judi Bowker ... Eve Proudfoot
Christopher Cazenove ... Proudfoot / Robert Proudfoot
Anton Rodgers ... Mackintosh / MacKintosh
Tariq Yunus ... Inti
Vajira Vajira ... Sharmani
Sam Poythress Sam Poythress ... 1st Governor General
Edward De La Mare Edward De La Mare ... 2nd Governor General
Geoffrey Hale Geoffrey Hale ... District Commissioner
J.B.L. Gunasekara J.B.L. Gunasekara ... Sharmani's Uncle (as J.B.L.Gunasakera)
Upali Attanayaka Upali Attanayaka ... Rawlin's Houseboy (as Upali Attanayeke)
Philip Grice Philip Grice ... Man in Rickshaw
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In 1948, a new British Governor takes over a Far Eastern colony after his predecessor is murdered by terrorists.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Anatolika tou Elephant Rock See more »

Filming Locations:

Sri Lanka

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer, Producer, and Director Don Boyd grew up in Kenya in the midst of the Mau Mau rebellion, so had some idea of what it was like to be a colonial in tumultuous times. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: A Far Eastern Colony, 1948. See more »

Soundtracks

Put out the Flame
Composed and sung by Peter Skellern
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The Letter in all but name
19 November 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

It is difficult to understand why the credits did not acknowledge the strong connection with Somerset Maughns The Letter.This of course was a vastly superior film starring Bette Davis.So when you watch this all you can do is to compare Judy Bowler unfavourable with her.Despite the fact that the earlier film lacks the sexual explicitness of this film and that it has an ending dictated by the Hays Office it is superior on every level.Even then you can say that it means this film ending on a dramatic note whereas this just ends like a damp squid.The fact that this film was shot on location does not really benefit it much.Little surprise that this film is totally forgotten.


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