The Mark of the Hawk (1958)

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Filmed on location in Africa, Mark of the Hawk stars Sidney Poitier as a London-educated African who returns to his homeland to take a political post. Poitier's brother Clinton Macklin is in charge of a rebel organization, determine to topple the white-dominated government. Poitier must choose between seeking out racial equality through peaceful means, or casting his lot with Macklin: it is (at least in this film) a struggle of Right against Right. Eartha Kitt is top-billed, but her role is decidedly secondary to Poitier's. Released in Britain as Accused, Mark of the Hawk has been retitled Shaka Zulu on video, though it should not be confused with the 1985 TV miniseries of the same name.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Studio:
Universal-International

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Cast

Eartha Kitt
as Renee
Helen Horton
as Barbara
Marne Maitland
as Sandar Lal
Gerard Heinz
as Govenor General
Earl Cameron
as Prosecutor
Patrick Allen
as Gregory
Ewen Solon
as Inspector
Lockwood West
as Magistrate
Francis Matthews
as Overholt
Bill Nagy
as Fred
N.C. Doo
as Dr. Lin
David Goh
as Ming Tao
Harold Siddons
as 1st Officer
Frederick Treves
as 2nd Officer
Lionel Ngakane
as African Doctor
Andy Ho
as Chinese Officer
John A. Tinn
as Chinese Soldier
David Groh
as Ming Too
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Hoooooly mackeral. You're going to have to see this film two or three times to get the full impact of it. One word describes it - Deep. I mean, really deep. The kind of film you walk away from with your head slung down going, "Dayum." The acting is top-notch and did I mention the story was deep. And nice use of symbolism in this film. :up:

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