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Zulu (22-Jan-1964)

Director: Cy Endfield

Writers: John Prebble; Cy Endfield

From article by: John Prebble

Original Music Composed and Conducted by: John Barry

Producers: Stanley Baker; Cy Endfield

Keywords: Drama, Boer War

22 January 1879, one day after the massacre of 1200 British soldiers by Cetshwayo's Zulu army, a company of Welsh soldiers numbering less than 140 fight an onslaught of 4000 Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift in Natal Province during the Boer War. Commanding the British are Lt. John Chard of the Royal Engineers (senior officer, lacking any combat experience whatsoever), and the aristocratic Lt. Gonville Bromhead. Breathtaking and suspenseful, Zulu is a largely accurate telling of one of the most remarkable battles ever fought, the defenders earning eleven Victoria's Crosses.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Stanley Baker
8-Feb-1927 28-Jun-1976 Knights of the Round Table
Gary Bond
7-Feb-1940 12-Oct-1995 English theatre actor
James Booth
19-Dec-1927 11-Aug-2005 Zulu
Richard Burton
10-Nov-1925 5-Aug-1984 Nineteen Eighty Four
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
27-Aug-1928   Zulu leader, founder of Inkatha Party
Michael Caine
14-Mar-1933   Get Carter
Nigel Green
15-Oct-1924 15-May-1972 The Ipcress File
Jack Hawkins
14-Sep-1910 18-Jul-1973 Land of the Pharaohs
Patrick Magee
31-Mar-1922 14-Aug-1982 Mr. Alexander in A Clockwork Orange


Stanley Baker   ...   Lt. John Chard R.E.
Jack Hawkins   ...   Otto Witt
Ulla Jacobsson   ...   Margareta Witt
James Booth   ...   Pvt. Henry Hook
Nigel Green   ...   Colour-Sgt. Bourne
Ivor Emmanuel   ...   Pvt. Owen
Patrick Magee   ...   Surgeon Reynolds
Paul Daneman   ...   Sgt. Maxfield
Neil McCarthy   ...   Pvt. Thomas
David Kernan   ...   Pvt. Hitch
Glynn Edwards   ...   Cpl. Allen
And Introducing
Michael Caine   ...   Lt. Gonville Bromhead
Gary Bond   ...   Pvt. Cole
Peter Gill   ...   Pvt. 612 Williams
Tom Gerrard   ...   Lance Corporal
Richard Davies   ...   Pvt. 593 Jones
Denys Graham   ...   Pvt. 716 Jones
Dafydd Havard   ...   Gunner Howarth
Dickie Owen   ...   Cpl. Schiess
Larry Taylor   ...   Hughes
Joe Powell   ...   Sgt. Windridge
John Sullivan   ...   Stephenson
Harvey Hall   ...   Sick Man
Gert van den Bergh   ...   Adendorff
Dennis Folbigge   ...   Commissary Dalton
Kerry Jordan   ...   Company Cook
Ronald Hill   ...   Bugler
Mangosuthu Buthelezi   ...   Cetewayo
Daniel Tshabalala   ...   Jacob
Ephraim Mbhele   ...   Red Garters
Simon Sabela   ...   Dance Leader
Narration Spoken by
Richard Burton   ...   Narrator (voice)


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