HBO's first mini-series, set in 19th century British colonial India, involves war battles, love, treachery and intrigue as well as love and honor involving a romance between a British cavalry officer and an Indian princess who has been promised in an arranged marriage to a despotic ruler.
The 'Gone With The Wind' of the north-west frontier of India.
Did You Know?
According to Sir Christopher Lee
in his autobiography, all of the cast and crew on the location shoot "were stricken with gut rot". According to Lee, the only exceptions were his wife Gitte, "who flourished on curry three times a day", and Sir John Gielgud
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Most of the prop "jezails" carried by the Afghans were modified British Martini-Henry rifles. See more
The 1986 UK video incurred 12 seconds of BBFC cuts. The newer 1998 VHS and DVD versions required a 1 second BBFC cut to remove an illegal horse fall. See more