The Far Pavilions

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The Far Pavilions ★★½ Blade of Steel 1984

A British officer falls in love with an Indian princess during the second Afghan War. Cross is appropriately noble and stiffupperlipped but Irving is miscast as his ethnic love. This lavish production was based on the romantic bestseller by M.M. Kaye. 108m/C VHS, DVD . GB Ben Cross, Amy Irving, Omar Sharif, Benedict Taylor, Rossano Brazzi, Christopher Lee, John Gielgud, Rupert Everett; D: Peter Duffell; C: Jack Cardiff; M: Carl Davis. CABLE