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Rank's attempt to wring drama from Kenya's Mau Mau rising is not surprisingly riddled with colonial assumptions (the source novel was by Anthony Perry), but as Bogarde joins McKenna and policeman Sinden on the family farm in the district where violence has been most extreme, some attempt at least is made to explain the rebels' point of view. The problem, however, is plausibility. The stars never left Pinewood and it shows.

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Duration: 99 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
Screenwriter: John Baines
Cast: Earl Cameron
Virginia McKenna
Donald Sinden
Dirk Bogarde
Basil Sydney
Marie Ney

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