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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 138

Budget: $0

Revenue: $0

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  • 1964-01-22
     PG

  • 1964-06-17
     NR

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Alternative Titles

  • The Battle of Rorke's Drift
Content Score: 100

(1964)

7.3/10 (22 votes)

Overview

In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) are in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an Alamo-like seige until they are overwhelmed, losing the battle, but going down in history as heroes. 150 soldiers defended a supply station against some 4000 Zulus, aided by the Martini-Henry rifle 'with some guts behind it. "At Rorke's Drift, eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded. Seven to the 2nd Battalion, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot, one to the Army Medical Department, one to the Royal Engineers, one to the Commissariat and Transport Department and one to the Natal Native Contingent.

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Dwarfing the mightiest! Towering over the greatest!

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Director: Cy Endfield
Writers: ,

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Stanley Baker

Stanley Baker
as Lt. John Chard R.E.

Jack Hawkins

Jack Hawkins
as Rev. Otto Witt

Ulla Jacobsson

Ulla Jacobsson
as Margareta Witt

James Booth

James Booth
as Pte. Henry Hook

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