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After declaring a holy war to rid the Sudan of Anglo-Egyptian rule in the 1880s, the fanatical Sudanese leader Muhammad Ahmad (Laurence Olivier) massacres a British-led force of 8,000 and marches on the strategic city of Khartoum at the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile. The British government of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone (Ralph Richardson) then sends one of its greatest generals, Charles George Gordon (Charlton Heston), to Khartoum to make peace and save the city. Gordon had previously served with distinction in the Crimea, China, India and South Africa. Most… More

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"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,
"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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