Bhowani Junction


Bhowani Junction

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Ava Gardner was never more alluring than as the half-caste heroine of Bhowani Junction. Set during India's battle for independence from Britain, the film begins with Gardner returning to her native land after spending several years in England. Her true loyalties, and her own sense of who she really is, are put to the test by the two men in her life: Stewart Granger, whose job it is to prevent saboteurs from destroying the trains at Bhowani Junction, and Bill Travers, another half-caste. When she kills a potential rapist in self-defense, Gardner is given comfort by Communist insurrectionist Peter Illing, further dividing her fidelities. A climactic attempt on the life of Mahatma Gandhi provides a rousing finish to this romantic melodrama. Bhowani Junction was adapted from the novel by John Masters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Ava Gardner
as Victoria Jones
Stewart Granger
as Col. Rodney Savage
Bill Travers
as trick Taylor
Francis Matthews
as Ranjit Kasel
Marne Maitland
as Govindaswami
Peter Illing
as Ghanshyam
Edward Chapman
as Thomas Jones
Freda Jackson
as The Sadani
Lionel Jeffries
as Lt. Graham McDaniel
Alan Tilvern
as Ted Dunphy
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