Bhowani Junction (MGM 1956, Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger)

Bhowani Junction

In Bhowani Junction a young Anglo-Indian woman is forced to choose between her two races and twin allegiances when they are reflected in the men she loves. The cinematography is beautiful but the story is watered down from the more potent Masters novel.

The uncredited original music for Bhowani Junction is by Miklos Rozsa. A master of Golden Age film scoring, Rozsa was a three-time Oscar-winner, for A Double Life (1947), Spellbound (1945) and Ben-Hur (1959).

Ava Gardner as Victoria Jones
Stewart Granger as Col. Rodney Savage
Bill Travers as Patrick Taylor
Abraham Sofaer as Surabhai
Francis Matthews as Ranjit Kasel
Marne Maitland as Govindaswami
Peter Illing as Ghanshyam
Edward Chapman as Thomas Jones
Freda Jackson as The Sandani
Lionel Jeffries as Lt. Graham McDaniel
Alan Tilvern as Ted Dunphy

crew details
Director: George Cukor
Screenplay: Sonya Levien Ivan Moffat
Original Story: John Masters

production details
Country: USA, UK
Studio: MGM
Year of Release: 1956
Duration: 110 minutes

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