55 Days at Peking 1963 (DVD) Charlton Heston, David Niven, Ava Gardner and Flora Robson

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55 Days at Peking 1963DVD (Region 1 - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Widescreen. Color.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson, John Ireland, Harry Andrews, Leo Genn, Robert Helpmann, Kurt Kasznar, Philippe Leroy and Paul Lukas. Written by: Robert Hamer, Philip Yordan, Bernard Gordon and Ben Barzman. Directed by Nicholas Ray, Guy Green and Andrew Marton.

During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China U.S. Army Major Matt Lewis (Charlton Heston) aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson (David Niven) devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.

Diplomats, soldiers, and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1899 to 1901 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival, despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief, and tacit support of the Boxers by Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi (Dame Flora Robson) and her Generals.

"A handful of men and women held out against the frenzied hordes of bloodthirsty fanatics!"