55 Days at Peking

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55 Tage in Peking ( West Germany )


55 Days at Peking

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Charlton Heston

Maj. Matt Lewis

Ava Gardner

Baroness Natalie Ivanoff

David Niven

Sir Arthur Robertson

Flora Robson

Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi


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.

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55 Days...25 July 2012

Nice counterpoint between Heston the soldier and Niven the diplomat. Ava Gardner is better than just beautiful... An exotic location at a dangerous time... What more could you ask for?





This is a IMDB page Review15 April 2012

IMDB Review:

This movie fits comfortably in the epic category of the 1950s-1960s - historically based with exotic locales. Thus, we had Dr. Zhivago, Ben Hur, War and Peace, Lawrence of Arabia, Le Cid, Julius Caesar, Nicholas and Alexandra, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Taras Bulba, The Robe,... more





I cant fathom parting with my money to see it despite the good reviews.25 January 2012

I cant fathom parting with my money to see it despite the good reviews.

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thanks22 December 2011

This has good reviews, I just cant fathom parting with my money to see it.





good drama movie08 May 2011

worth viewing





Thanks for that comment good to know11 March 2011

Thanks for that comment good to know

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thanks07 February 2011

Thanks, I might have to check this out one of these days.

type casting




Pretty great epic27 January 2011

The acting in the film is pretty good, in particular the troubled David Niven as the British Ambassador, who even at the end wonders if his own ambitions dictated his policies. He was in a backwater embassy, and did he subconsciously help raise the crisis to a boil to make a name for himself.... more

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