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. Guy Green


  2. Nicholas Ray


  3. Philip Yordan


  4. 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. Burt Kwouk

    Burt Kwouk

    Old Man (voice)

  5. Flora Robson

    Flora Robson

    Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi

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55 Days at Peking
55 Days at Peking


Status Released

Release Information

  • May 28, 1963


    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 34m

Budget $17,000,000.00

Revenue $10,000,000.00



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