Zulu (1964)

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Zulu (1964)

January 22, 1964 See More

Runtimes: 02 hr 18 min

Zulu (1964) Synopsis

In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) are in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an Alamo-like seige until they are overwhelmed, losing the battle, but going down in history as heroes. 150 soldiers defended a supply station against some 4000 Zulus, aided by the Martini-Henry rifle 'with some guts behind it. "At Rorke's Drift, eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded. Seven to the 2nd Battalion, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot, one to the Army Medical Department, one to the Royal Engineers, one to the Commissariat and Transport Department and one to the Natal Native Contingent.

Rated NR

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by John Chard

Men of Harlech onto glory. "In the hundred years since the Victoria Cross was created for valour and extreme courage beyond that normally expected of a British soldier in the face of the enemy, only 1,344 have been awarded, 11 of these were won by the defenders ... Read More

Zulu (1964) Casts

Stanley Baker
Stanley Baker

Lt. John Chard R.E.

Jack Hawkins
Jack Hawkins

Rev. Otto Witt

Ulla Jacobsson
Ulla Jacobsson

Margareta Witt

James Booth
James Booth

Pte. Henry Hook

Michael Caine
Michael Caine

Lt. Gonville Bromhead

Nigel Green
Nigel Green

Colour Sgt. Frank Bourne

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