55 DAYS AT PEKING (1963) GEM, 3.20PM, G, DRAMA

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

An his­tor­i­cal war epic that barely keeps its bal­ance on the dra­matic high-wire of cos­tume dra­mas. In turn-ofthe-cen­tury Peking, Charlton He­ston leads the charges dur­ing the Boxer re­bel­lion, with David Niven as his right­hand man. A neat rewrit­ing of his­tory Hol­ly­wood-style, with ac­tion aplenty, though a noted lack of Chi­nese ac­tors and the req­ui­site ro­man­tic sub­plot man­age to drag it into medi­ocrity. ★★

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