Sunday, August 24, 2008
Khartoum (MGM 1966)
If you love movies about underdogs facing a great and vicious evil, folks, Khartoum starring Charlton Heston and Laurence Olivier is YOUR kind of flick and the Edge Conservative Movie of the Week!
Here's the plot brought to you by IMDb...
English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by Prime Minister Gladstone. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, General Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under threat of being conquered by a Muslim army. His Christian faith and military command are challenged by Mohammed Ahmed el Mahdi, "the Expected One," the head of the Muslim forces.
Here is the trailer!
A scene from Khartoum.