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Men against the Sun 1953 PG

65 mins United Kingdom Director. Brendan J. Stafford

Mombasa, 1890. Hawker, an engineer and adventurer, is approached by missionary Father Dowling to help establish a railway from Mombasa to Uganda. Enlisting the help of big game hunter Alan Tanner and dedicated doctor Elizabeth Martin, they set off across the wilds of Kenya, encountering wild animals and ruthless slave traders.

This barely seen African-set action movie captures the 1950s British Empire in its final days of imperial adventure with gripping scenes of attacking beasts and captivating African and Indian music and dance. Little known director Brendan J. Stafford was also the film's cinematographer, capturing exquisite images of Kenya's landscapes and culture.

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Directed by

Brendan J. Stafford

Featuring

Liam O'leary

Zena Marshall

John Bentley

Genres

Costume drama

Tags

Colonialism

Collection

Romance of Rail

Certificate

PG mild violence, threat

Released

1953

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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