The Brigand Of Kandahar 1965 NR CC

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In India, 1850, a half-caste British officer in the Bengal Lancers is falsely accused of cowardice. He is court-martialed and sentenced to ignominious discharge. Stars Ronald Lewis, Oliver Reed, Duncan Lamont, Yvonne Romain and Catherine Woodville.

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Ronald Lewis, Oliver Reed
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1 hour, 22 minutes

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Genres Adventure
Director John Gilling
Starring Ronald Lewis, Oliver Reed
Supporting actors Duncan Lamont, Yvonne Romain, Katherine Woodville, Glyn Houston, Sean Lynch, Walter Brown, Inigo Jackson, Jeremy Burnham, Joe Powell, Henry Davies, John Southworth, Caron Gardner, John Maxim, James Payne
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chip Kaufmann on August 13, 2014
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After reading what few comments there were about this film on imdb, I certainly wasn't expecting very much but as a fan of Hammer Films, I'm particularly interested in seeing their non-Gothic output which is much harder to come by. The fact that this was directed by John Gilling, a B movie director whose work I admire, made it more of a draw than normally would have been the case. THE BRIGAND OF KANDAHAR is far from being a good movie but it is better than its meager reputation would suggest. I had first seen excerpts from it in the prologue to 1990s THE WORLD OF HAMMER TV series. Yes the sets are cheap and the costumes look like they just came off the rack but the greatest sin (according to today's politically correct climate) is having English actors like Oliver Reed and Ronald Lewis portraying Indians and half-castes. However most of the performances are entertaining (especially Reed in his last Hammer film) and the script by director John Gilling is a cut above what you would expect from a programmer like this.

A half-caste officer (Lewis), who is having an affair with a British officer's wife, is expelled from his regiment on a false charge of cowardice and imprisoned. He escapes and joins brigand Oliver Reed whose followers want to throw the British out of India. Being set in 1850, we already know what will happen. Being filmed in 1965 (one year after ZULU) it is surprisingly critical of the British Raj. The military are portrayed as racist snobs who make no effort to understand the local population. On the other hand brigand chief Reed has his British prisoners flogged and chained to a water wheel.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RachelB on August 21, 2014
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This was painful to watch. The script is so bad I'm surprised the actors agreed to risk their careers acting in this cinematic debacle. Clearly the only actor with any potential is Oliver Reed, and hey, a job is a job. But with the right screenwriters and better locations, this movie could have been so much more.
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