North West Frontier

Synopsis: In northwestern India soon after the turn of the 20th Century, Moslem rebels seek to kill a six-year-old Hindu prince to end his family line. Captain Scott of the British Army is ordered to get the prince out of the region safely. Adventure ensues as Scott sneaks the child away, through Moslem-held territory, by train. Also on board are the boy's American governess, an arms merchant, a cynical reporter, and two upper class Britons.
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director(s): J. Lee Thompson
Production: 20th Century Fox
129 min

You'll have to forgive me

for speaking my mind

but I believe that's what it's for.

Hussein, Rasjad and Rahim

fighting together.

- It's possible she's wrong, sir.

- I wish she was.

- Go and get some rest.

- Thank you, sir.

(Shouts command)

(Clicking of rifles loading)


They've captured the railway gates,

so we're under siege.

- Can we hold out?

- If we get reinforcements.

- If we don't?

- We haven't a hope.

Prince Kishan must be got out.

Delhi made it clear we must save him

if it's the last thing we did.

- It may be the last thing we do.

- Captain Scott here yet?

- He's waiting.

- Send him in, please.

(Ames) The boy is only a figurehead.

(Sir John) His family have been

a "figurehead" for generations.

It's our only chance of restoring order.

- You think he's that important?

- I know he is.

He's the religious and political

leader of thousands of Hindus.

- (Knocking)

- Come in.

These rebels are Moslems.

If they had managed to kill him,

if they still manage to kill him,

the Hindus will have no leader.

It'll be civil war. Worse than the Mutiny.

All right, Scott.

What are the chances of getting

the Prince to Kalapur in safety?

I'm sorry. His Excellency

didn't request your presence.

The subject under discussion affects

me more closely than anybody else here.

Mrs Wyatt's perfectly right.

Can you get him to Kalapur?

- The last train has gone.

- The army doesn't need engines.

- What about horses?

- No chance. We had to leave ours.

- They've got a sniper on every hill.

- But you got through.

- Yes, sir. Before they closed in.

- Yes, that's right.

I'm afraid the Prince

will have to stay here.

He'll be quite safe.

We're expecting reinforcements.

I'm beginning to understand

British people.

You really mean it won't be safe

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Robin Estridge

Robin Estridge, a.k.a. Robin York and Philip Loraine (1 May 1920 – 24 October 2002) was a British author of suspense fiction and screenwriter. more…

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