Simba

Overview

The recent Mau Mau uprising in Kenya served as story material for the 1955 British film Simba. White farmer Dirk Bogarde and his neighbors are targeted for extermination by the zealously nationalistic Mau Maus. Native doctor Joseph Tomelty, whose brother had earlier been killed under questionable circumstances, endeavors to help the whites escape the hordes, only to discover that his own father is the local leader of the insurrectionists. Given the cruelties of colonial rule in Africa, it is hard for any film to ...
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Overview

The recent Mau Mau uprising in Kenya served as story material for the 1955 British film Simba. White farmer Dirk Bogarde and his neighbors are targeted for extermination by the zealously nationalistic Mau Maus. Native doctor Joseph Tomelty, whose brother had earlier been killed under questionable circumstances, endeavors to help the whites escape the hordes, only to discover that his own father is the local leader of the insurrectionists. Given the cruelties of colonial rule in Africa, it is hard for any film to make the Mau Mau total villains, despite their own well-documented brutal treatment of their enemies. Simba downplays side-taking and ideology, choosing instead to concentrate on the adventure and suspense elements.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/9/2011
  • UPC: 089859874628
  • Original Release: 1955
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  • Source: Vci Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Enhanced
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 39,039

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dirk Bogarde Allan Howard
Virginia McKenna Mary Crawford
Basil Sydney Mr. Crawford
Marie Ney Mrs. Crawford
Joseph Tomelty Dr. Hughes
Earl Cameron Karanja
Orlando Martins Headman
Ben Johnson Kimani
Frank Singuineau Waweru
Slim Harris Chege
Glyn Lawson Mundati
Harry Quashie Thakla
John Chandos Settler at Meeting
Des Roberts Col. Bridgeman
Errol John African Inspector
Brian Desmond Hurst
Donald Sinden Tom Drummond
Technical Credits
Brian Desmond Hurst Director
John V. Baines Screenwriter
Francis Chagrin Score Composer
Peter de Sarigny Producer
Robin Estridge Screenwriter
Michael Gordon Editor
John Howell Art Director
Anthony Perry Original Story
Earl St. John Executive Producer
Charles Staffell Special Effects
Geoffrey Unsworth Cinematographer
Bill Warrington Special Effects
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Simba
1. Intro [3:39]
2. Africa [1:26]
4. Something Wrong [8:25]
5. Suspicious Mind [5:20]
7. A Gathering [10:43]
8. No Progress [9:28]
9. Cattle Run [10:17]
10. The Rocket! [8:35]
11. On the Run [8:23]
12. Planning an Attack [10:34]
13. The Attack [7:00]
14. The End [1:57]
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