Movies Khartoum (1966, Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier) Published 4 months ago on October 30, 2018 In 1884, bible-reading, brandy guzzling, slavery-busting, misogynist soldier General Charles Gordon (Charlton Heston) is sent to the Sudan by Prime Minister Gladstone (Ralph Richardson) to save an Egyptian army that has been trapped in the city by 100,000 dervishes led by zealous Muslim, The Mahdi (Laurence Olivier). Despite his warnings to the clownish British authorities (including Michael Horden as Lord Granville and Hugh Williams as Lord Hartington) of the political damage that The Mahdi could inflict, Gordon was sent packing with precisely one man – his aide, Col J. D. H. Stewart (Richard Johnson) to accompany him. And yet he managed to organise his Egyptian charges sufficiently to hold off The Mahdi for an astonishing 317 days before he was finally killed and Khartoum fell. According to The Times critic, the film, ‘Not only has some of the most striking and imaginatively staged spectacle for a long time, but one of the most intelligent and absorbing screenplays…making all the participants what they were; articulate, complex characters.’ production details UK | 134 minutes | 1966 Director: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon Script: Robert Ardrey, cast Charlton Heston as Gen. Charles ‘Chinese’ Gordon Laurence Olivier as Mahdi Richard Johnson as Colonel Stewart Ralph Richardson as William Gladstone Alexander Knox as Sir Evelyn Baring Johnny Sekka as Khaleel Nigel Green as General Wolseley Michael Hordern as Lord Granville Peter Arne as Major Kitchener Hugh Williams as Lord Hartington Zia Mohyeddin as Zobeir Pasha Alan Tilvern as Awaan Marne Maitland as Sheikh Osman Ralph Michael as Sir Charles Dilke Douglas Wilmer as Khalifa Abdullah Edward Underdown as Colonel William Hicks AdventureAlan TilvernAlexander KnoxBasil DeardenCharlton HestonEliot ElisofonHistoryHugh WilliamsJohnny SekkaLaurence OlivierMichael HordernNigel GreenPeter ArneRalph RichardsonRichard JohnsonRobert ArdreyWarZia Mohyeddin Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes23 hours ago Strike Back: Season 7 Episode 5 (Cinemax Fri 22 Feb 2019) Episode 5: Following a high-speed jungle ambush in Myanmar, the suitcase nukes end up in the hands of Jean-Baptiste Zaza... Episodes23 hours ago Don’t Be Tardy: Loaded Statement (S7EP3 Bravo Fri 22 Sep 2019) Loaded Statement: The Biermanns get serious about defending themselves and decide to attend a gun safety course after a break-in... Episodes23 hours ago Hawaii Five-0: E’ao lu’au a kualima (S9EP17 CBS Fri 22 Feb 2019) E’ao lu’au a kualima: Junior is torn between his duties as a member of Five-0 and his feelings for his... Episodes23 hours ago Secrets of the Morgue: Overkill (S1EP12 ID Fri 22 Feb 2019) Overkill: When a brutally murdered woman is found floating near the yacht club at Newport Beach, Calif., after the coroner... Episodes23 hours ago Speechless: G-A– GAME N-I– NIGHT (S3EP15 ABC Fri 22 Feb 2019) G-A– GAME N-I– NIGHT: When Maya insists that it’s time to meet Izzy, a reluctant JJ arranges a game night... search EPISODES Episodes23 hours ago The Cool Kids: Sid’s First Relationship (S1EP3 FOX Fri 22 Feb 2019) Sid’s First Relationship: The gang rallies around Sid to help him through his commitment issues to new beau John. Meanwhile,... Episodes23 hours ago The Blacklist: Marko Jankowics (S6EP8 NBC Fri 22 Feb 2019) Marko Jankowics: When Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) search for a woman who may know a... Episodes23 hours ago Fresh Off the Boat: Be A Man (S5EP15 ABC Fri 22 Feb 2019) Be a Man: Jessica drives Principal Hunter crazy at Evan’s school when she declares that she’s “shadow principal” and follows... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.