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Fifty Five Days at Peking (1963)




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Epic retelling of the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 China, where an American major leads an army of multinational soldiers as they attempt to protect a besieged government compound against rebels and hold out until reinforcements arrive.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Bernard Gordon, Philip Yordan, Robert Hamer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 28, 2001
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Charlton Heston
as Major Matt Lewis
Ava Gardner
as Baroness Natalie Iva...
David Niven
as Sir Arthur Robertson
Flora Robson
as Kaiserin Tzu-Hsi
John Ireland
as Sergeant Harry
Harry Andrews
as Father de Berne
Leo Genn
as Gen. Jung-Lu
Robert Helpmann
as Prince Tuan
Ichizo Itami
as Col. Shiba
Kurt Kasznar
as Baron Sergei Ivanoff
Paul Lukas
as Dr. Steinfeldt
Elizabeth Sellars
as Lady Sarah Robertson
Massimo Serato
as Garibaldi
Jacques Sernas
as Major Bobrinski
Jerome Thor
as Lt. Andy Marshall
Walter Gotell
as Capt. Hoffman
Joseph Fürst
as Capt. Hanselman
Alfredo Mayo
as Spanish Minister
Martin Miller
as Hugo Bergmann
José Nieto
as Italian Minister
Eric Pohlmann
as Baron von Meck
Aram Stephan
as Gaumaire
Robert Urquhart
as Capt. Hanley
Felix Defauce
as Dutch Minister
Andre Eszterhazy
as Austrian Minister
Carlos Casaravilla
as Japanese Minister
Fernando Sancho
as Belgian Minister
George Wang
as Boxer Chief
Mervyn Johns
as Clergyman
Nicholas Ray
as American Minister
R.S.M. Brittain
as Sgt. Britten
Mitchell Kowal
as U.S. Marine
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Critic Reviews for Fifty Five Days at Peking

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Jack Hildyard's photography is excellent, particularly in getting on the big screen the savage attack scenes which take up the major part of the picture.

Full Review… | October 22, 2007
Top Critic

A magnificent failure.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Nicholas Ray's last commercial film and second blockbuster for Samuel Bronston (after King of Kings) effectively ended his career as a Hollywood director, and the unwieldiness of this spectacular... helps in part to explain why.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

hough ponderous, the film yields plenty of thrills.

Full Review… | October 22, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Lively but overlong adventure picture.

Full Review… | February 18, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Fifty Five Days at Peking

A excellent old school movie with Charlton Heston in it, The US Calivery has been sent to China, excellent story line.. Woth 5 stars, short reviews trying to catch up on my reviews from my long absent. 5 Stars. 6-15-12

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Lavishly produced drama about the Boxer Rebellion in China. What it lacks in historical accuracy it makes up for with the cinematography and art direction. The costumes are fine as well. Charlton Heston does what he usually does, overacts, but at least the rest of the cast is good. It's a bit overlong too.

James Higgins

Good seige movie. The main love interest actually dies! Chuck as a stone-hearted soldier+1000s of crazy Boxers.

Okuz Al-Mkkammani

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