Zulu Dawn script
Zulu Dawn (1979)
Synopsis: Zulu Dawn is a 1979 war film about the historical Battle of Isandlwana between British and Zulu forces in 1879 in South Africa. The screenplay was by Cy Endfield, from his book, and Anthony Storey. The film was directed by Douglas Hickox. The score was composed by Elmer Bernstein.

LT. MELVILL turns standing to attention, saluting as CHELMSFORD

passes.

22.Two BOERS ride into the camp, passing two SUTLERS wagons. We

see SOT.

WILLIAMS' dismissed COMPANY hurriedly crowding round one of the

SUTLER'S wagons, shouting for cigars and gin.

23.The two BOERS, one an elderly man, one a boy of sixteen,

have dismounted. SOT.

WILLIAMS strides over to them.

You passing through?

SGT. WILLIAMS

ELDERLY BOER:

We 've come to fight the Zulu.

SGT. WILLIAMS

We aren't at war yet Referring to the boy: Bit young 'in' he?

ELDERLY BOER:

He's my nephew... he can shoot, track and speak Zulu and fight

like

hell... he's got Assegai marks to prove it...

He gestures to the boy to show SOT. WILLIAMS. The YOUNG BOER

pulls

up his shin, showing an horrendous white scar across his

stomach.

SOT. WILLIAMS stares in amazement. Coming to, commanding the

attention

of a BOY-PULLEN in the ranks:

You!

Sir. (Running over)

SGT. WILLIAMS

BOY-PULLEN

SGT. WILLIAMS

Take 'em to the orderly officer. (SOT. WILLIAMS departs).

BOY-PULLEN

(Standing to attention). Colour Sergeant Addressing the BOERS:

This

way.

24.The BOERS follow as the PTE. Leads oft

25.A TROOP OF SIKALI HORSE under the command of COL. DURNFORD

ride

into the camp. He is a tall, thin-haired man with handsome

sunburnt features,

intelligent and sensitive eyes and an over-length moustache. He

has only the use of

5

one arm, his left arm being completely paralyzed and held

immobile, tucked into a

special pocket he has sewn into his tunic. COL. DURNFORD and

SOT. MA3OR

KAMBULA (A powerful and intelligent African radiating

authority.) pull up as the

troop ride by.

26.With the SIKALI in the foreground, PTE. WILLIAMS is seen in

the background,

still running, his rifle above his head.

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Cy Endfield

Cyril Raker Endfield (November 10, 1914 – April 16, 1995) was an American screenwriter, film director, theatre director, author, magician and inventor, based in Britain from 1953. more…

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