The Bandit of Zhobe

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The Bandit of Zhobe
"The Bandit of Zhobe" (1959).jpg
Original British lobby card
Directed by John Gilling
Produced by Irving Allen
Albert R. Broccoli
Screenplay by John Gilling
Richard Maibaum (story)
Starring Victor Mature
Anthony Newley
Music by Kenneth V. Jones
Cinematography Ted Moore
Edited by Bert Rule
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
22 April 1959 (USA)[1]
Running time
80 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Bandit of Zhobe is a 1959 British CinemaScope adventure film directed by John Gilling and starring Victor Mature, Anne Aubrey and Anthony Newley.[2] In British India a bandit goes on a rampage in the mistaken belief that the British have killed his family, which later proves to not be the case. It was produced by Albert Broccoli for Warwick Films and features extensive use of footage from Gilling's previous Zarak.


A bandit with a price on his head, is seen this time blind for revenge. He thinks that the British have massacred his people, his family, his wife and child. But he is wrong. Only the little romantic daughter of his enemy, overflowing with pity for him, could open his eyes to the truth. [3]


Critical reception[edit]

  • TV Guide wrote, "it's all chase and melodrama with little care for characterizations." [4]
  • The Radio Times called it a "very silly Northwest Frontier romp, with Victor Mature in dark make-up as Kasim Khan...romantic interest from forgotten starlet Anne Aubrey and some wince-inducing comic mugging from Anthony Newley. Quite a lot of money was thrown at it, but this remains a B-movie at heart." [5]
  • Sky Movies called the film "a fiery 19th century adventure yarn that makes little sense but bulges with action that keeps coming at you." [6]


  1. ^ 'Bandit' Will Screen Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 22 Apr 1959: A10.
  2. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | The BANDIT OF ZHOBE (1959)". 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  3. ^ "The Bandit of Zhobe". Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Bandit Of Zhobe Review". Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  5. ^ "The Bandit of Zhobe | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 2014-02-04. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  6. ^ "The Bandit Of Zhobe - Sky Movies HD". 2003-05-03. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 

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