The Drum (Drums)
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The Drum is an opulent Technicolor "British India" epic, based on a story by A.E.W. Mason (of Four Feathers fame). Teenaged actor Sabu stars as a young East Indian prince educated in England. By rights, his loyalties should lie with his countrymen, but in typical "Sun Never Sets" fashion most of the other Indian characters are as evil and untrustworthy as Prince Guhl (Raymond Massey). Guhl plans a revolt against the British, intending to wipe out the Royal troops as the English officers enjoy the hospitality of Guhl's spacious palace. It's up to Sabu to warn the… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the most fascinating and entertaining asides in British cinema, Sabu is just meta-colonial enough to maintain relevance."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
"Rousing and lavish Technicolor old-fashioned adventure story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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