Flame Over India (1959)


Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5

Alternate title:  North West Frontier

United Kingdom, 1959.  The Rank Organisation.  Original Story by , , Screenplay by , based on a screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

This is a thrilling adventure. In the middle of a civil war in 19th century India, a young prince has been entrusted to his governess (Lauren Bacall) and a rescue party led by to carry him safely through battlegrounds towards safety. Aboard a rickety old steam engine, the travelers must endure all sorts of nail-biting dangers in order to survive. The tension is of the white-knuckle variety, the direction superb and the screenplay top-notch, this is a journey you’ll want to take more than once.

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