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55 Days at Peking
Directed by:
Nicholas Ray

Directed by Nicholas Ray, "55 Days at Peking" (also known as "Fifty Five Days at Peking", "55 giorni a Pechino", "55 Tage in Peking") is a Drama/History/War film, released in the USA on May 29 of 1963 , starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson, John Ireland and Harry Andrews.

A handful of men and women held out against the frenzied hordes of bloodthirsty fanatics!

Who directed "55 Days at Peking":

55 Days at Peking was directed by Nicholas Ray, an American director, writer, and actor.

Before making 55 Days at Peking, Nicholas Ray had directed King of Kings, released in 1961, The Savage Innocents (1960), Party Girl (1958), Wind Across the Everglades (1958), Bitter Victory (1957), and The True Story of Jesse James (1957).

When was "55 Days at Peking" released:

55 Days at Peking was initally released in the United States on Wednesday, May 29, 1963. Also released on Wednesday, May 29, 1963 have been Play It Cool (dir. Michael Winner) and In the Cool of the Day (dir. Robert Stevens). This was fifty-six (56) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, August 07, 1963 in France; Friday, September 20, 1963 in Germany; Thursday, October 03, 1963 in Italy; Thursday, December 19, 1963 in Spain; Friday, July 26, 1963 in Australia and on Saturday, October 19, 1963 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "55 Days at Peking":

At the casting of 55 Days at Peking we find Charlton Heston, previously seen in Diamond Head (1963) and El Cid (1961); Ava Gardner (The Angel Wore Red (1960), On the Beach (1959)); David Niven (Guns of Darkness (1962), The Road to Hong Kong (1962)) [ more... ]

  • Geoffrey Bayldon and David Niven, Kurt Kasznar also worked together in Casino Royale, released in 1967.
  • Mervyn Johns and Harry Andrews, Leo Genn have all also be seen in Moby Dick, released in 1956.
  • Walter Gotell and Harry Andrews, Leo Genn also worked together in The Red Beret, released in 1953.

What is the Storyline of "55 Days at Peking":

55 Days at Peking is a dramatization of the siege of the foreign legations' compounds in Peking (now Beijing) during the Boxer Rebellion which took place in 1900 China. Fed up by foreign encroachment, the Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi uses the Boxer secret societies to attack foreigners within China, leading to the siege and subsequent direct intervention by foreign expeditionary forces which were dispatched to put down the rebellion. The film concentrates on the defense of the legations from the point of [...]

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