Guns at Batasi Poster

Release Date: 1964

DVD Release Date: May 23rd, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
The East African nation of Batasi is tearing apart at the seams, and a group of British soldiers are caught in the middle. As fighting breaks out between two rival factions in the former British colony, by-the-books Regimental Sgt. Maj. Lauderdale (Richard Attenborough) attempts to preserve peace and order. But his rigid style of command becomes increasingly ill-suited to a volatile political situation in which the stability of the old era has been replaced by violent conflict.

Cast: Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson, John Leyton, Mia Farrow, Cecil Parker

Director: John Guillermin

Genres: Drama, War

Keywords: Rivalry, Rescue, 1960s, Soldier, Quest, Melodramatic, Tense


Nominated British Art Direction: Black & White
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Nominated British Cinematography: Black & White
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Winner British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)