• Khartoum (2008)

Khartoum

Release Date: April 14th, 2008

DVD Release Date: May 7th, 2002

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

In 1883, William Gladstone (Ralph Richardson), Britain's prime minister, enlists reputable Gen. Gordon (Charlton Heston) to smooth over the situation in Sudan after a brutal battle has left several British men dead. Gordon, known to defy orders, is received well in the city of Khartoum -- so instead of acting as an ambassador, he motivates the city to prepare its defenses. Despite massive efforts to divert enemy attack, Gordon's new, small army is no match for what befalls it.

Cast: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson, Alexander Knox, Johnny Sekka, Michael Hordern, Zia Mohyeddin

Director: Basil Dearden

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Julian Blaustein Productions Ltd.

Keywords: Tense, Underdog, Soldier, Rivalry, Gritty, Rise, Death

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Awards

Nominated British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated British Art Direction: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)