55 Days at Peking (1963)

NR 05/28/1963 (US) ActionAdventureDramaHistoryWar 2h 34m

A handful of men and women held out against the frenzied hordes of bloodthirsty fanatics!


Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and tacit support of the Boxers by the Empress of China and her generals.

  1. Nicholas Ray


  2. Philip Yordan


  3. Bernard Gordon


Top Billed Cast

  1. Charlton Heston

    Charlton Heston

    Maj. Matt Lewis

  2. Ava Gardner

    Ava Gardner

    Baroness Natalie Ivanoff

  3. David Niven

    David Niven

    Sir Arthur Robertson

  4. Flora Robson

    Flora Robson

    Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi

  5. John Ireland

    John Ireland

    Sgt. Harry

  6. Harry Andrews

    Harry Andrews

    Father de Bearn

  7. Leo Genn

    Leo Genn

    Gen. Jung-Lu

  8. Robert Helpmann

    Robert Helpmann

    Prince Tuan

  9. Kurt Kasznar

    Kurt Kasznar

    Baron Sergei Ivanoff

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55 Days at Peking
55 Days at Peking

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $17,000,000.00

Revenue $10,000,000.00


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