55 Days at Peking

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55 Days at Peking ★★★ 1963

Acostume epic depicting the Chinese Boxer Rebellion and the fate of military Britishers caught in the midst of the chaos. Standard fare superbly handled by director Ray and an allstar cast. 150m/C VHS, DVD . Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, John Ireland, Flora Robson, Paul Lukas, Jacques Sernas; D: Nicholas Ray; W: Philip Yordan; C: Jack Hildyard.