Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1966
AuthorsDearden, Basil, and Eliot Elisofon
Running Time134 min.
Date Released06/1966
DistributorUnited Artists Corporation
CountryUnited Kingdom, United States
Publication LanguageEnglsih

After a self-proclaimed Madhi slaughters Egyptian forces in Sudan in 1883, the British Army sends Major General Charles George Gordon to evacuate the city of Khartoum. Instead, Gordon tries to rally support there in order to defeat the Madhi's quest to liberate Sudan from Egypt and Britain. Without official sanction or reinforcements, Gordon and his allies lose when the Madhi attacks Khartoum in 1885 and force the British to withdraw from Sudan.


Charlton Heston

Laurence Olivier

Richard Johnson

Ralph Richardson


Directed by Basil Dearden and Eliot Elisofon

Produced by Julian Blaustein

Written by Robert Ardrey

Music by Frank Cordell

Cinematography by Edward Scaife

Edited by Fergus McDonell


Action, Adventure, Drama, War

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Based on the true story of the Siege of Khartoum.

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