Sanders of the River (1935)




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Trouble's afoot in the jungles of Africa for a British river officer who must calm rebellious natives from the surrounding tribes in order to avert an out-and-out rebellion. There's excellent African footage in this 1935 film about British colonialism in darkest Africa.


Paul Robeson
as Bosambo
Leslie Banks
as Commissioner R.G. Sanders
Robert Cochran
as Lieutenant Tibbets
Martin Walker
as Ferguson
Richard Grey
as Hamilton
Tony Wane
as King Mofolaba
Allan Jeayes
as Father O'Leary
Charles Carson
as Governor of the Territory
as Chiefs of the Wagenia Tribe
Anthony Popafio
as Bosambo's Son
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Produced with great dignity, the film has the advantage of a grand theme, of some glorious scenery, wild game, and native types all admirably photographed, of several really exciting sequences, and of some good singing.

Feb 8, 2018 | Full Review…

An old-fashioned British colonial adventure drama set in Africa.

Oct 29, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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