55 Days at Peking

Title55 Days at Peking
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1963
AuthorsRay, Nicholas, and Guy Green
Running Time154 min.
Date Released05/1963
DistributorAllied Artists
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglsih
Abstract

Foreign diplomats, military officers, and aristocrats defend the International Compound in Peking during the Boxer Rebellion. These Westerners engage in personal sacrifice, humanitarianism, and battle as they await re-enforcements. This film portrays the Westerners as victims of the rebellion without questioning how their actions contributed to it. 

Cast

Charlton Heston

Ava Gardner

David Niven

Flora Robson

John Ireland

Leo Genn

Robert Helpmann

Kurt Kasznar

Paul Lukas

Credits

Produced by Samuel Bronston

Directed by Nicholas Ray and Guy Green (uncredited)

Written by Philip Yordan and Bernard Gordon

Cinematography by Jack Hildyard

Edited by Robert Lawrence

Music by Dimitri Tiomkin

Genre

Action, Adventure, Drama

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