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

and reinforcements won't get here.

My dear lady, you don't understand.

No. It's a good way of looking at things.

It just takes a little getting used to.

- Thank you, Scott.

- Sir.

(Cannons pound)

- It's no use your waiting, Mr Peters.

- When can I see him?

The Governor is very busy.

I shall lodge a complaint

when I get to Delhi!

If you get to Delhi!

See, sahib? Very plenty of the steam.

But is it coming

from the right places, Gupta?

What right places?

Victoria is old, I confess that.

But she has experience and when she

has experience, nothing can go wrong.

(Whistle shrieks)

(Clank, whistle stops)

It is not the fault of Victoria.

I asked them last week,

and last month I asked them 17 times,

to give me one day for repair.

But no. They said Victoria is old

and no good except for shunting.

Nobody understands.

Kalapur's over 300 miles away.

What is 300 miles to this engine, sahib?

You know what she did

in the Karachi run?

- Two times in one week!

- Yes, but how many years ago?

Look at the boiler. Not even one leak.

Not an inch of steam is escaping from it.

If the boiler's good,

the whole engine is good.

Look for yourself if not believing Gupta.

That is only the piston bearing

which is not good.

That is why one half

of the steam is escaping.

That's all that's wrong?

Gupta has been for 30 years

in the railway service.

- You think Gupta don't know?

- No, Gupta. I think you do know.

- We shall need a coach.

- There is no one but that one.

- But that's broken down.

- Broken.

What about those wheels? Will they fit?

Yes. They are very fitting wheels.

Gupta, how many miles per hour could

Victoria go pulling just one coach?

- At least 50 miles, sahib.

- 50?

Well, if not 50, then at least 40 miles.

And when it is mended, sahib,

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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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