This is a 1966 film directed by Basil Dearden, based on historical accounts of Gordon's defence of the Sudanese city of Khartoum from the forces of the Mahdist army during the Siege of Khartoum in 1883.
With stunning desert battles staged by the creator of the Ben-Hur chariot race, this film is a magnificently staged action spectacle with outstanding portrayals of General Gordon and the Mahdi---a Muslim fanatic who, nonetheless, respects the British general.

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