East of Elephant Rock

East of Elephant Rock

Don Boyd (1976)

12 Certificate


Our Score
When Bette Davis gunned down her lover in a jealous rage in The Letter and pleaded with husband Herbert Marshall that it was self-defence, it was plain we were in for some gripping melodrama. When Judi Bowker does it here, there's an inescapable feeling that what is about to follow is going to be highly embarrassing. Don Boyd's film is carried along by the momentum of a cracking story, thanks to a structure that bears more than a passing resemblance to The Letter (although the credit is unacknowledged), and an urge to see just how much lower it can descend despite the presence of John Hurt in the lead. The Sri Lankan countryside, however, looks amazing.


An idealistic politician takes over as governor of a racially divided colony in the Far East after his predecessor is murdered. Drama, starring John Hurt and Jeremy Kemp.

Cast & Crew

Nash John Hurt
Harry Rawlins Jeremy Kemp
Eve Proudfoot Judi Bowker
Director Don Boyd

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Kendon FilmsGuidance: Violence, swearing and nudity.