55 Days at Peking Poster

Release Date: 1963

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
This historical epic dramatizes the Battle of Peking, a turning point of the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900. When Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi (Flora Robson) orders the Boxers, a group of Chinese secret societies, to massacre foreigners within China, a group of ambassadors, their families and staff hole up in a diplomatic compound. Major Matt Lewis of the United States Marine Corps (Charlton Heston) leads the defense while romancing Russian baroness Natalie Ivanoff (Ava Gardner).

Cast: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson, John Ireland, Harry Andrews, Leo Genn, Robert Helpmann

Director: Nicholas Ray

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Allied Artists

Keywords: Rescue, Escape, Soldier, Gripping, Emotional, Love, Melodramatic


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