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Guns at Batasi Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Richard Attenborough stars as a stalwart sergeant-major, stationed in British colony in Africa. When the colony declares its independence, Attenborough is assigned to keep the peace during the governmental transition. Trouble begins when an insurgent African officer (Errol John) attempts to overthrow the new, British-approved rulers. As the political situation becomes more and complex, Attenborough finds that his deeply entrenched values and beliefs are no longer valid. Based on a novel by Robert Holles, Guns at Batasi is what used to be called a "thinking man's adventure film." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Richard Attenborough Best British Actor 1964 Winner

Cast

Richard Attenborough
as Regimental Sergeant Major Lauderdale
Jack Hawkins
as Col. John Deal
Flora Robson
as Miss Barker-Wise
John Leyton
as Pvt. Charlie Wilkes
Mia Farrow
as Karen Ericksson
Cecil Parker
as Fletcher
Errol John
as Lt. Boniface
Graham Stark
as Sgt. "Dodger" Brown
Earl Cameron
as Capt. Abraham
Percy Herbert
as Sgt. Ben Parkin
Bernard Horsfall
as Sgt. "Schoolie" Prideaux
Patrick Holt
as Captain
Richard Bidlake
as Lieutenant
John Meillon
as Sgt. "Aussie" Drake

Crew

John Guillermin
Director
Leo Marks
Screenwriter
Marshall Pugh
Screenwriter
Douglas Slocombe
Cinematographer
John Addison
Composer (Music Score)
John Addison
Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Benedict
Editor
Maurice Carter
Art Director
John McCorry
Costume Designer
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