Then it screws the pooch by having our voiceofreason character turn out to be a shock and horror halfmuslim who declares he must kill all his fellow travellers for. North west frontier also known as flame over india in the united states and empress of india in australia is a 1959 british film starring kenneth more and lauren bacall. In british india, a young prince must be taken to safey across rebelheld territory, and an old train is the only way to do it. The drum drums in the usa was a 1938 british film about arms smuggling and rebellion on the north west frontier. The violence of the colonised is a main theme of the film. North west frontier 1959, directed by j lee thompson film. Show, film, george segal, game show, gong show, 1975. The siege and relief of the fort at chitral in the remote mountainous region beyond the north west frontier of india, held by sikh and kashmiri soldiers and their british officers from 3 rd march to 20 th april 1895. An adventure in which a british officer rescues a hindu prince from an uprising in early 20thcentury india and sets off on a journey across rebel territory. Adnwf0006 nwf0006 british infantry bareheaded, 2nd afghan war 4. When the moslems attack a british fortress in colonial india, it is imperative that the local maharajas son be taken to safety. With kenneth more, lauren bacall, herbert lom, wilfrid hydewhite.
In north west frontier, a british army officer struggles to protect a young royal prince in india at the turn of the century, and his efforts lead him on a 300 mile dangerfilled journey. North west frontier movie also, the british film titlenorthwest frontier is more apt from an historical and cultural point of view as it sets a geographical handle for the. It is so truthful that it is surprising that such a film could have been made at all. British army officer, captain scott is given the responsibility of escorting a young hindu prince to safety in the midst of a muslim rebellion as his survival will ensure the failure of the uprising. Northwest frontier was the original british title for flame over india. Northwest frontier synonyms, northwest frontier pronunciation, northwest frontier translation, english dictionary definition of northwest frontier.
Cinematography geoffrey unsworth art director alex vetchinsky film editor frederick wilson. In northwestern india soon after the turn of the 20th century, moslem rebels seek to kill a sixyearold hindu prince to end his family line. Empress of india is a 1959 british eastmancolor adventure film starring kenneth more, lauren bacall, herbert lom, wilfrid hydewhite and i. North west frontier 1959 trivia 17 add new dvd talk said of this film that it. When gregory peck saw the movie, he recommended thompson as a suitable replacement for alexander mackendrick when the production of the guns of navarone 1961 had stalled. It is so truthful that it is surprising that such a. Does this film represent the adventure that war can be or is this another dated picture that skews history by putting a spin on colonialism.
Captain scott kenneth more cbe is sent by the british governor to rescue a fiveyearold prince and his american governess, catherine wyatt lauren bacall, when a rebellion breaks out amongst the tribesmen. Black mountain expedition 1891, from 1 st march to 29th may 1891. Other than the fact i am not at all interested in the villain, his rights or point of view, the film is superb, and bacall with more, make an attractive pair. North west frontier film l find the history of india is somewhat lacking in the west. This short documentary depicts the vast expanses of the great northwest. This cracking adventure is directed with great pace and precision by j lee thompson, and proves that an oldfashioned, allaction drama can still keep you on the edge of your seat without the benefit.
The drum drums in the usa was a 1938 british film about arms smuggling and rebellion on the northwest frontier. The black mountain expedition of october to november 1888, also known as the hazara field force 1888. North west frontier uses its earlier historical context to show this religious hatred, communal violence and the refugee problem it created. North west frontier 1959 the rank collection bluray us import best british film. Northwest frontier definition of northwest frontier by. Lauren bacall and kenneth more in north west frontier 1959 north west frontier 1959 i. An excellent adventure film which turns the raj into an apposite backdrop for the british equivalent of a western based on a. Nov 23, 2018 frontier tells the story of the north american fur trade in the late 18th century and stars game of thrones actor jason momoa as declan harp and alun armstrong as his enemy, lord benton. It was a commercial success at the british box office in 1959. Everything about this movie is a racially aware warning to whites and hindus. Bacalls protofeminist feeding the cliche of the ugly american while her british counterpart, lady windham ursula jeans waxes lyrically in her stoicease on rule britannia.
North west frontier 1959 a blog for classic film lovers. This series features classic films of lauren bacall from the golden age of holly. Frontier tells the story of the north american fur trade in the late 18th century and stars game of thrones actor jason momoa as declan harp and alun armstrong as his enemy, lord benton. Northwest frontier archives added a new photo to the album. Captain scott kenneth more cbe is sent by the british governor to rescue a fiveyearold prince and his american governess. North west frontier internet movie firearms database guns. Its duel titles does not help matters the alternately spelled northwest frontier becomes a third title in the mess. High production values,good acting and a not uninteresting story are pluses but the film seems to go on forever. North west frontier internet movie firearms database. In northwestern india soon after the turn of the 20th century, moslem rebels seek to kill a. For a good hour, north west frontier is a pretty tense and thoughtful adventure film that manages to make a decent point or two against colonialism and religious strife. It illustrates the old fur trade, new mining developments, the importance of church missions, the welfare of. North west frontier aka flame over india is the third and final film of the classic film festival winter series, showing on the big screen on sunday, feb.
North west frontier is a 1959 british eastmancolor adventure film starring kenneth more, lauren bacall, herbert lom, wilfrid hydewhite and i. In north west frontier 1959, a british army officer struggles to protect a young royal prince in india at the turn of the century, and his efforts lead him on a 300 mile dangerfilled journey. The first part of the film shows a crowd outside a fort in a scene that remarkably resembles a photo of refugees at an old fort at purana kila in a 1947 manchester guardian article. If it had a broader audience it would surely become a favorite with many. Lee thompson with kenneth more, lauren bacall, herbert lom, wilfrid hydewhite, year. Set in the north west frontier province of british india around the turn of the century against a background of tension between the moslems and hindus. North west frontier from a smash opening to quietly confident fade, north west frontier is basically the ageless chase yarn, transferred from the prairie to the sunbaked plains of india and done. May 07, 2020 north west frontier is far more serious. North west frontier has a sense of spectacle and swagger that had scarcely been seen in british cinema since alexander kordas imperialist epics of the 1930s. A rebel moslem faction is seeking to kill the six year old son of the ruling hindu maharaja thus putting an end to his line. North west frontier is a highly underrated adventure film and this may be due to it rarely being aired on television. Northwest frontier is a rousing and suspenseful adventure film that starts in media res and only lets up for the occasional breath of air.691 171 874 1499 1473 1368 1541 711 836 241 744 935 1021 403 733 227 185 1476 255 469 255 880 1269 492 1471 595 1482 1213 1032 1522 230 762 133 1290 268 932 189 840 1324 1178 960 1028 265 1304