Khartoum
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General Charles Gordon (Charlton Heston) is sent by British Prime Minister Gladstone (Ralph Richardson) to evacuate some 8,000 Egyptians from the besieged city of Khartoum. The city is surrounded by religious fanatics loyal to The Madhi (Laurence Olivier), who wants to unite the Arabs by driving out the infidels in a bloody holy war. Gordon meets with Madhi in an effort to stop the impending carnage and realizes his forces are outnumbered at least ten to one. The city is surrounded for 317 days until it is overrun by forces loyal to the Madhi. Filmed in Egypt and completed at Pinewood Studios… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A painless and entertaining bout with history in the desert."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Heston is at his bravest, and Olivier is at his tannest. Good spectacle."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"A rousing adventure epic, one that combines big-budget thrills with a welcome sense of historical accuracy."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
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