The Brigand of Kandahar
|The Brigand of Kandahar|
UK theatrical poster
|Directed by||John Gilling|
|Produced by||Anthony Nelson Keys|
|Written by||John Gilling (original story and screenplay)|
|Music by||Don Banks|
|Cinematography||Reginald H. Wyer (as Reg Wyer)|
|Edited by||Tom Simpson|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures (US)|
|9 August 1965 (UK)
November 1965 (US)
The Brigand of Kandahar is a 1965 British adventure film directed by John Gilling and starring Ronald Lewis, Oliver Reed and Duncan Lamont. A mixed-race British officer is thrown out of his regiment when he is accused of cowardice in action. He then joins some tribesmen rebelling against the British. It was one of a number of films made during the era that had native rebels as their heroes. It was filmed with extensive footage from Zarak.
- Ronald Lewis - Case
- Oliver Reed - Ali Khan
- Duncan Lamont - Colonel Drewe
- Yvonne Romain - Ratina
- Katherine Woodville - Elsa
- Glyn Houston - Marriott
- Sean Lynch - Rattu
- Walter Brown - Hitala
- Inigo Jackson - Captain Boyd
- Jeremy Burnham - Captain Connelly
- Joe Powell - Colour Sergeant
- Henry Davies - Crowe
- Caron Gardner - Serving Maid
- John Southworth - Barlow
Time Out wrote, "India in 1850 provides the backdrop (supposedly, at least, since papier mâché rocks and rural England are much in evidence) for a routine military adventure"; while TV Guide noted the "battle climax is fast, well staged, and entertaining." 
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- Richards, Jeffrey. Visions of Yesterday. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973.
- "The Brigand of Kandahar". BFI.
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- Monk & Sargeant p.118
- "The Brigand of Kandahar". Time Out London.
- "The Brigand Of Kandahar". TV Guide.
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