Northwest Frontier (1959)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, British Empire Film, Chase Movie  |   Release Date - Oct 7, 1959 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 129 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Northwest Frontier was the original British title for Flame Over India. When the Moslems attack a British fortress in colonial India, it is imperative that the local Maharaja's son be taken to safety. The man for the job is commander Kenneth More, who uses a rusty old train for that purpose. Among the other fugitives is the boy's British governess Lauren Bacall and the untrustworthy Herbert Lom. A cat-and-mouse session between good and bad guys segues into a heart-pounding chase through the frontier. Welcome comedy relief is in the hands of I.S. Johar as a grizzled old engineer. It looks like a western and sounds like a western, and the original title Northwest Frontier completes the illusion that we're watching Cowboys and Indians rather than Indians and Moslems.

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danger, captive, captor, East Indian, escape, escort, love, Muslim, officer, on-the-road, prince, rescue, royalty