Guns at Batasi

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Richard Attenborough stars as a stalwart sergeant-major, stationed in British colony in Africa. When the colony declares its independence, Attenborough is assigned to keep the peace during the governmental transition. Trouble begins when an insurgent African officer (Errol John) attempts to overthrow the new, British-approved rulers. As the political situation becomes more and complex, Attenborough finds that his deeply entrenched values and beliefs are no longer valid. Based on a novel by Robert Holles, Guns at ...
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Richard Attenborough stars as a stalwart sergeant-major, stationed in British colony in Africa. When the colony declares its independence, Attenborough is assigned to keep the peace during the governmental transition. Trouble begins when an insurgent African officer (Errol John) attempts to overthrow the new, British-approved rulers. As the political situation becomes more and complex, Attenborough finds that his deeply entrenched values and beliefs are no longer valid. Based on a novel by Robert Holles, Guns at Batasi is what used to be called a "thinking man's adventure film."
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by actor John Leyton; Original theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2006
  • UPC: 024543238867
  • Original Release: 1964
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Attenborough Regimental Sergeant Major Lauderdale
Jack Hawkins Col. John Deal
Flora Robson Miss Barker-Wise
John Leyton Pvt. Charlie Wilkes
Mia Farrow Karen Ericksson
Cecil Parker Fletcher
Errol John Lt. Boniface
Graham Stark Sgt. "Dodger" Brown
Earl Cameron Capt. Abraham
Percy Herbert Sgt. Ben Parkin
David Lodge Sgt. "Muscles" Dunn
Bernard Horsfall Sgt. "Schoolie" Prideaux
Horace James Corporal Abou
Patrick Holt Captain
Alan Browning Adjutant
Richard Bidlake Lieutenant
Bloke Modisane
John Meillon Sgt. "Aussie" Drake
Technical Credits
John Guillermin Director
John Addison Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Benedict Editor
George H. Brown Producer
Maurice Carter Art Director
Robert Holles Screenwriter
Robert Holmes Screenwriter
Leo Marks Screenwriter
John McCorry Costumes/Costume Designer
C.M. Pennington-Richards Screenwriter
Marshall Pugh Screenwriter
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Guns at Batasi
1. Main Titles [2:08]
2. The Road Through Batasi [2:47]
3. Army Life in Africa [2:32]
4. A Proper Dress-Down [5:10]
5. Turning Over Command [1:54]
6. A Man Named Smith [:20]
7. Politics Aside [1:40]
8. Women in the Mess [6:06]
9. A Change of Structure [4:51]
10. Under Siege [3:06]
11. Equal Men...and a Woman [4:20]
12. From Prisoner to President [9:35]
13. A Fly on the Wall [:53]
14. To Fulfill Himself [3:16]
15. The Spoils of War [2:36]
16. An African Mascot [4:58]
17. What He Did For Me [3:31]
18. We'll Toss For It [2:59]
19. Without Being Involved [7:31]
20. Compromise & Small Consolations / End Credits [:55]
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