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The Drum
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Sabu Sabu
Prince Azim
Raymond Massey Raymond Massey
Prince Ghul
Roger Livesey Roger Livesey
Capt. Carruthers
Valerie Hobson Valerie Hobson
Mrs. Carruthers
David Tree David Tree
Lieut. Escott
Desmond Tester Desmond Tester
Bill Holder
Archibald Batty Archibald Batty
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The Drum

3 years, 10 months ago at Aug 17 21:23
After the enormous success of Elephant Boy, producer Alexander Korda signed Sabu to an exclusive contract, smart move, and rushed this film into production, which was maybe a little too rushed. The Drum is the first film to give Sabu above the title billing, but he’s really more of a featured player in an awkward piece of British propaganda. It has its moments, but a nasty aftertaste of pro-colo... read more
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Description: Zoltán Korda’s charged adaptation of a novel by The Four Feathers author A. E. W. Mason features Sabu in his second film role, as the teenage Prince Azim, forced into hiding when his father, the ruler of a peaceful kingdom in northwest India, is assassinated by his own ruthless brother. Protected by a friendly British officer (Roger Livesey) and his wife (Valerie Hobson), and befriended by the regiment’s drummer boy, Prince Azim ends up fighting with the colonialists against his dastardly uncle. This rousing adventure includes an exuberant performance by Sabu and spectacular Technicolor cinematography by Georges Périnal an ... (more)
Release date: 29 September 1938
Tags: 1938 (2), Adventure (2), War (2), Horse (1), Drama (1), British (1), Classic (1)
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