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This historical epic dramatizes the Battle of Peking, a turning point of the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900. When Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi (Flora Robson) orders the Boxers, a group of Chinese secret societies, to massacre foreigners within China, a group of ambassadors, their families and staff hole up in a diplomatic compound. Major Matt Lewis of the United States Marine Corps (Charlton Heston) leads the defense while romancing Russian baroness Natalie Ivanoff (Ava Gardner).

Cast & Crew

Charlton Heston
Maj. Matt Lewis
Ava Gardner
Baroness Natalie Ivanoff
David Niven
Sir Arthur Robertson
Flora Robson
Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi
John Ireland
Sgt. Harry
Harry Andrews
Father de Bearn
Leo Genn
Gen. Jung-Lu
Icchizo Itami
Col. Shiba
Kurt Kasznar
Baron Sergei Ivanoff
Paul Lukas
Dr. Steinfeldt
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Critic Reviews for 55 Days at Peking

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Audience Reviews for 55 Days at Peking

  • Sep 18, 2012
    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
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