Simba

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Brian Desmond Hurst directs this portrayal of the Mau Mau movement and uprising during the period between 1950 and 1956, in Kenya. Alan Howard (Dirk Bogarde) returns to Kenya to visit his brother and with hope of rekindling a romance with Mary Crawford... read more
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Brian Desmond Hurst directs this portrayal of the Mau Mau movement and uprising during the period between 1950 and 1956, in Kenya. Alan Howard (Dirk Bogarde) returns to Kenya to visit his brother and with hope of rekindling a romance with Mary Crawford (Virginia McKenna), whose family owns and operates a farm close to his brother’s. Arriving at his brother’s farm, Alan discovers he has been brutally murdered by the Mau Mau. Howard has absolutely no compassion for the black population and decides to stay on, against all odds, to defy the uprising. Tensions grow between Mary and Alan, brought on by his prejudice toward the native doctor Karanja (Earl Cameron), whom he believes is the Mau Mau leader and responsible for his brother’s murder. It’s not until Dr. Karanja sacrifices his own life to save Alan and Mary that the real Mau Mau leader is revealed and Alan begins to understand that the black population, as a whole, is not responsible.Tense drama with graphic and gritty action scenes.

Original Release

01/07/1955

US Release

09/09/1955

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Cast

Dirk Bogarde Alan Howard
Donald Sinden Inspector Drummond
Virginia McKenna Mary Crawford
Basil Sydney Mr Crawford / Mr. Crawford
Marie Ney Mrs Crawford / Mrs. Crawford
Earl Cameron Karanja
Joseph Tomelty Doctor Hughes / Dr. Hughes
Orlando Martins Headman
Frank Singuineau Waweru
Huntley Campbell Joshua
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Directors

Brian Desmond Hurst

Writers

John Baines, Anthony Perry, Robin Estridge

Cast

Dirk Bogarde Alan Howard
Donald Sinden Inspector Drummond
Virginia McKenna Mary Crawford
Basil Sydney Mr Crawford / Mr. Crawford
Marie Ney Mrs Crawford / Mrs. Crawford
Earl Cameron Karanja
Joseph Tomelty Doctor Hughes / Dr. Hughes
Orlando Martins Headman
Frank Singuineau Waweru
Huntley Campbell Joshua
Slim Harris Chege
Glyn Lawson Mundati
Harry Quashie Thakla
John Chandos Settler / Settler at Meeting
Desmond Roberts Colonel Bridgeman
Errol John African Inspector
Willy Sholanke Witch Doctor
Ben Johnson Kimani
Percy Herbert Settler at Meeting

Producers

Earl St. John Executive Producer
Peter De Sarigny Producer

Editors

Michael Gordon

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