North West Frontier

  • U
  • J Lee Thompson (1959)
  • UK
  • 124 min
North West Frontier
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Adventure starring Kenneth More and Lauren Bacall. In 1905, a rebellion on India's North West frontier threatens the life of a young Hindu prince. Captain Scott, a British officer, rescues the boy and sets out with a small group on an old steam locomotive, making a perilous journey through rebel territory.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
J Lee Thompson

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U
Distributor:
Carlton Visual Entertainment Ltd
Categories
Drama