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Staying On (1980)

A british colonel and his wife decide to remain in India after the departure of the British raj in the 1940s.


Silvio Narizzano


Julian Mitchell (adaptation), Paul Scott (novel)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Howard ... Col. Tusker Smalley
Celia Johnson ... Lucy Smalley
Saeed Jaffrey ... Frankie Bhoolabhoy
Pearl Padamsee ... Mrs Bhoolabhoy
Fida Bai Fida Bai ... Minnie
Zia Mohyeddin ... Ibrahim
Ajit Saldanha Ajit Saldanha ... Joseph
Habib Tanvir Habib Tanvir ... Dr Mitra
Raj Bharti Raj Bharti ... Colonel Tiny Menektara
Sushma Seth ... Codcod Menektara
Corina Corina ... Hot Chichanya
Rinoo Chhoi Rinoo Chhoi ... Mr Pandey
Dinoo Kotwal Dinoo Kotwal ... Prabhu
Dwarka Prashad Dwarka Prashad ... Acupuncturist
Surekha Sikri ... Susy Williams


A british colonel and his wife decide to remain in India after the departure of the British raj in the 1940s.

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Release Date:

11 May 1981 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Simla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Wonderful and brilliantly acted
23 December 1998 | by dthiaSee all my reviews

The film was made in the hill city of Simla in northern India (although the story is set in another hill retreat. The scenery is beautiful, and the atmosphere is quite exotic. The acting of all characters is brilliant: Celia Johnston was exceptional.

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