This stunning Hollywood epic is a sweeping story of loyalty and love, as a small group of foreigners are trapped inside the Forbidden City of Peking, under siege by thousands of Chinese fanatics. The courage and leadership of a U.S. Marine (Charlton Heston) and the British Ambassador (David Niven) are the only hope against insurmountable odds, while a beautiful Russian Countess (Ava Gardner) must choose between freedom and commitment.

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55 Days at Peking (1963)

War/Romance/Drama · 2h 34m

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

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This stunning Hollywood epic is a sweeping story of loyalty and love, as a small group of foreigners are trapped inside the Forbidden City of Peking, under siege by thousands of Chinese fanatics. The courage and leadership of a U.S. Marine (Charlton Heston) and the British Ambassador (David Niven) are the only hope against insurmountable odds, while a beautiful Russian Countess (Ava Gardner) must choose between freedom and commitment.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Production Company

Samuel Bronston Productions
Cast
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Charlton Heston

Maj. Matt Lewis
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Ava Gardner

Baroness Natalie Ivanoff
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David Niven

Sir Arthur Robertson
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Flora Robson

Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi
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John Ireland

Sgt. Harry
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Harry Andrews

Father de Bearn
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Leo Genn

Gen. Jung-Lu
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Robert Helpmann

Prince Tuan
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Kurt Kasznar

Baron Sergei Ivanoff
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Philippe Leroy

Julliard
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Paul Lukas

Dr. Steinfeldt
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Elizabeth Sellars

Lady Sarah Robertson
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Massimo Serato

Garibaldi
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Jacques Sernas

Maj. Bobrinski
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Jerome Thor

Capt. Andy Marshall
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Geoffrey Bayldon

Smythe
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Joseph Fürst

Capt. Hanselman (as Joseph Furst)
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Walter Gotell

Capt. Hoffman
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Jûzô Itami

Col. Shiba (as Ichizo Itami)
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Mervyn Johns

Clergyman
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Alfredo Mayo

Spanish Minister
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Martin Miller

Hugo Bergmann
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Conchita Montes

Mme Gaumaire
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José Nieto

Italian Minister (as Jose Nieto)
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Eric Pohlmann

Baron von Meck
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Aram Stephan

Gaumaire
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Robert Urquhart

Capt. Hanley
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Lynne Sue Moon

Teresa
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Burt Kwouk

Old Man (voice)
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Lucy Appleby

Martha (uncredited)
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R.S.M. Brittain

Sergeant Major (uncredited)
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Carlos Casaravilla

Japanese Minister (uncredited)
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Michael Chow

Chiang (uncredited)
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Siu Loi Chow

Court Boxer (uncredited)
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Félix Dafauce

Dutch Minister (uncredited)
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Andrea Esterhazy

Austrian Minister (uncredited)
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Andy Ho

(uncredited)
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Dong Kingman

(uncredited)
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Mitchell Kowall

US Marine (uncredited)
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Cheng-Liang Kwan

Court Boxer (uncredited)
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Soong Ling

(uncredited)
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Alfred Lynch

Gerald (uncredited)
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John Moulder-Brown

Tommy (uncredited)
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Enzo Musumeci Greco

(uncredited)
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Paul Naschy

Extra (uncredited)
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Nicholas Ray

US Minister (uncredited)
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Milton Reid

Boxer (uncredited)
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Robert Rietty

Spanish Minister (voice) (uncredited)
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Fernando Sancho

Belgian Minister (uncredited)
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Lucille Soong

Concubine (uncredited)
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Mike Steen

Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Kenji Takaki

(uncredited)
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John A. Tinn

(uncredited)
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Guillermo Vera

El hombre del carrito (uncredited)
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George Wang

Boxer Chief (uncredited)
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Stephen Young

(uncredited)
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Siu Tin Yuen

Court Boxer (uncredited)
Crew
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Nicholas Ray

Director
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Guy Green

Director
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Robert Hamer

Writer
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Philip Yordan

Writer
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Bernard Gordon

Writer
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Ben Barzman

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

55 Days at Peking

(DVD)

2/28/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

55 Days at Peking

(DVD)

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