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The Fiercest Heart

  • Action
  • 1961
  • George Sherman
  • 89 mins
  • U

Summary

Adventure starring Stuart Whitman and Juliet Prowse. South Africa, 1837: a man escapes from a British army stockade and joins a group of Boer farmers who are seeking to establish a homeland.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This decidedly anti-colonial tale, adapted from Stuart Cloete's novel by screenwriter Edmund H North, is really nothing more than a western transferred to the South African veld. Director George Sherman replaces wagon train adventure with a great Boer trek in 1837, while the usual fugitive outlaw figure becomes a political prisoner who escapes from a British internment camp and finds redemption in the arms of a pioneering woman. Stuart Whitman combines ruggedness and rigidity in about equal measure, and his beloved, Juliet Prowse, is just as inanimate. Thank heavens for Raymond Massey's performance as a community elder.

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Credits

Cast

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BatesStuart Whitman
FrancinaJuliet Prowse
Harry CarterKen Scott (1)
WillemRaymond Massey
Tante MariaGeraldine Fitzgerald
NzoboRafer Johnson
BarentMichael David
Hugo BaumanEduard Franz
SarahRachel Stephens
PeterDennis Holmes
MadrigoEdward Platt

Crew

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DirectorGeorge Sherman

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Released on
1961-03-26
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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