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Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama
Starring: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Alexander Knox, Michael Hordern
Director: Basil Deardon
Plot Sypnosis:

Director Basil Deardon (The Assassination Bureau, Sapphire) brings pomp, spectacular set pieces and breathtaking Ultra Panavision ® 70 cinematography courtesy of Ted Scaife (The Dirty Dozen) to Khartoum, one of the last great productions in the waning days of the roadshow.

Charlton Heston (
Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, The Hawaiians) stars as General Charles Gordon, a veteran British soldier enlisted to save the city of Khartoum from the divinely inspired annihilation of its inhabitants by Muhammad Ahmed, “The Mahdi” portrayed by Laurence Olivier (Marathon Man, Hamlet). The supporting cast includes Ralph Richardson (Long Day’s Journey Into Night), Michael Hordern (Alexander the Great) and Richard Johnson (The Haunting).


  • Year: 1966
  • Run Time: 136 Minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.76:1
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Subtitles: Optional English

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1966
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 136
Specs: Blu-ray Disc
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 2.76:1
Audio Formats: English: DTS-HD MA Stereo
Subtitles/Captions: English SDH