Bhowani Junction
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Ava Gardner was never more alluring than as the half-caste heroine of Bhowani Junction. Set during India's battle for independence from Britain, the film begins with Gardner returning to her native land after spending several years in England. Her true loyalties, and her own sense of who she really is, are put to the test by the two men in her life: Stewart Granger, whose job it is to prevent saboteurs from destroying the trains at Bhowani Junction, and Bill Travers, another half-caste. When she kills a potential rapist in self-defense, Gardner is given comfort by Communist insurrectionist… More
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"... a Hollywood drama with an old-fashioned sense of storytelling and a modern (for the time) approach to colonialism, bigotry and identity."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"The film had an intimacy about it even as it was epic in scope, something that rarely happens in political films."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A powerful romantic drama - and look at nonviolent protest in India."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Ava Gardner gives one of her strongest performances as an Anglo-Indian woman in love with three men, but despite on-location shooting, pressures from the censors diluted the sexual and racial tensions."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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