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55 Days at Peking DVD 1963 55 nap Pekingben / Directed by Nicholas Ray / Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven

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55 Days at Peking DVD 1963 55 nap Pekingben / Directed by Nicholas Ray / Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven

UPC 5996051840076

REGION 2 PAL DVD  

MADE IN HUNGARY

AUDIO: ENGLISH 2.0, Hungarian 2.0

SUBTITLES: Hungarian

Runtime: 155 minutes

 

English Summary:

55 Days at Peking is a 1963 American epic historical war film dramatizing siege of the foreign legations' compounds in Peking (now known as Beijing) during the Boxer Rebellion, which took place in China from 1898 to 1900. It is based on the book by Noel Gerson and produced by Samuel Bronston for Allied Artists, with a screenplay by Philip Yordan, Bernard Gordon, Robert Hamer, and Ben Barzman.

Starvation, widespread in China, is affecting more than 100 million peasants by the summer of 1900. Approximately a thousand foreigners from various western industrialized countries have exploited their positions inside Peking's legations, seeking control of the weakened nation. The Boxers oppose the westerners and their Christian religion and are planning to drive them out.

The turmoil in China worsens as the Boxer secret societies gain tacit approval from the Dowager Empress Cixi. With 13 of China's 18 provinces forced into territorial concessions by those colonial powers, frustration over foreign encroachment boils over when the Empress encourages the Boxers to attack all foreigners in Peking and the rest of China. When the Empress condones the assassination of the German ambassador and "suggests" the foreigners leave, a violent siege of Peking's foreign legations district erupts. Peking's foreign embassies are gripped by terror, as the Boxers, supported by Imperial troops, set about killing Christians in an anti-western nationalistic fever.

 

 

Hungarian Summary:

1900 nyarán Pekingben a nagy elégedetlenség a nyomor miatt feldühödött csőcselék, a boxerek a külföldieket okolják az ország nehéz helyzetéért. Az özvegy császárné felkéri a külföldi diplomatákat, hogy 24 órán belül hagyják el Pekinget. Sir Arthur, az angol nagykövet rábeszéli az orosz, az amerikai, az osztrák, az olasz nagykövetségek munkatársait, hogy maradjanak, szerinte ugyanis ezt megfutamodásnak értékelné Kína. A boxerek - a császári udvar hallgatólagos beleegyezésével - támadást indítanak a mintegy ezer fős külföldi kolónia ellen, akik hiába várják Sidney admirális felmentő seregét. Az ostromlottak, Lewis, az amerikai tengerészőrnagy vezetésével, vakmerő akciókra szánják el magukat...

 

 

Cast  /  Szereplők:

  • Charlton Heston as Maj. Matt Lewis (based upon John Twiggs Myers)
  • Ava Gardner as Baroness Natasha Ivanoff
  • David Niven as Sir Arthur Robertson (based upon Sir Claude MacDonald)
  • Flora Robson as Empress Dowager Tzu Hsi
  • John Ireland as Sgt. Harry
  • Leo Genn as Gen. Jung-Lu
  • Harry Andrews as Father de Bearn
  • Robert Helpmann as Prince Tuan
  • Juzo Itami as Col. Goro Shiba
  • Kurt Kasznar as Baron Sergei Ivanoff
  • Philippe Leroy as Julliard
  • Paul Lukas as Dr. Steinfeldt
  • Lynne Sue Moon as Teresa
  • Elizabeth Sellars as Lady Sarah Robertson
  • Massimo Serato as Menotti Garibaldi
  • Jacques Sernas as Maj. Bobrinski
  • Jerome Thor as Capt. Andy Marshall
  • Geoffrey Bayldon as Smythe
  • Joseph Furst as Capt. Hanselman
  • Walter Gotell as Capt. Hoffman
  • Alfredo Mayo as Spanish Minister
  • Martin Miller as Hugo Bergmann
  • José Nieto as Italian Minister
  • Eric Pohlmann as Baron von Meck
  • Aram Stephan as Gaumaire
  • Robert Urquhart as Capt. Hanley
  • Burt Kwouk as Old Man (voice)

 

Uncredited roles:

  • Fernando Sancho as Belgian Minister (based upon Maurice Joostens)
  • Nicholas Ray as U.S. Minister (based upon Edwin H. Conger)
  • Félix Dafauce as Dutch Minister
  • Carlos Casaravilla as Japanese Minister
  • R.S.M. Ronald Brittain as Sgt. Britten
  • Alfred Lynch as Gerald
  • Michael Chow as Chiang
  • George Wang as Kaige, Boxer Chief
  • Lucille Soong as Concubine
  • Yuen Siu Tien as Court Boxer
  • John Moulder-Brown as Tommy
  • Milton Reid as Boxer

 

 

Directed by Nicholas Ray
Produced by Samuel Bronston
Written by Philip Yordan
Bernard Gordon
Robert Hamer
Ben Barzman
Based on 55 Days at Peking
1963 novel
by Noel Gerson
Starring Charlton Heston
Ava Gardner
David Niven
Flora Robson
John Ireland
Leo Genn
Robert Helpmann
Kurt Kasznar
Paul Lukas
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography Jack Hildyard
Edited by Robert Lawrence
Production
company
Samuel Bronston Productions
Distributed by Allied Artists
Release date
May 29, 1963
Running time
155 minutes
Country United States
Language English

 

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