North West Frontier

North West Frontier

J Lee Thompson (1959)

124min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This cracking adventure is directed with great pace and precision by J Lee Thompson, and proves that an old-fashioned, all-action drama can still keep you on the edge of your seat without the benefit of flashy special effects. It could almost be called an "eastern", transplanting the old western plot of a railroad journey through hostile territory to early-20th-century India. Kenneth More gives an assured performance as the soldier entrusted with the safety of a Hindu prince, and he is given able support by Lauren Bacall (as the boy's no-nonsense nurse), the ever-reliable Wilfrid Hyde White and Herbert Lom.

Summary

A British officer saves an Indian prince from an uprising and tries to escort him and the boy's nanny to safety on board a dilapidated train. However, his mission is jeopardised when it becomes clear there is a traitor on board, leading to a deadly game of cat and mouse. Action adventure, starring Lauren Bacall, Kenneth More, Herbert Lom and Wilfrid Hyde White.

Cast & Crew

Captain Scott Kenneth More
Catherine Wyatt Lauren Bacall
Van Leyden Herbert Lom
Bridie Wilfrid Hyde White
Gupta I S Johar
Lady Windham Ursula Jeans
Peters Eugene Deckers
Sir John Windham Ian Hunter
Brigadier Ames Jack Gwillim
Maharaja Frank Olegario
Staff colonel at Kalapur Station Ronald Cardew
Prince Kishnan Govind Raja Ross
ADC Basil Hoskins
Director J Lee Thompson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Available on: Available on video and DVD

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