Khartoum

Khartoum

A FILM BY: Basil Dearden
WRITTEN BY: Robert Ardrey
STARRING: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson

A Part of The Music Box 70mm Film Festival 2020

Ultra Panavision 70mm with DTS Sound from Park Circus

A military spectacle in the tradition of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, KHARTOUM chronicles Britain's 1883 crisis in Sudan. Charlton Heston, who cited KHARTOUM as one of his favorite films, plays general General Charles Gordon, who is sent by British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone (Ralph Richardson) to salvage a bloody and untenable situation. Veteran stuntman Yakima Canutt, who was responsible for teaching John Wayne how to fall off a horse, worked as second unit director on the film’s thrilling action sequences. KHARTOUM was the last film to be shot in Ultra Panavision until Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL 8, 49 years later. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1966
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
Run Time: 128 mins
Format: 70mm