The Deceivers

Synopsis: In 1825, India lives under fear. A mysterious religion's followers murder everyone that stands against their plans. When William Savage, a tax-collector of a British-Indian company, discovers the sect and decides to solve the mystery...
Director(s): Nicholas Meyer
Production: Warner Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Can you see anything. Mr. Anglesmith?

- No. sir.

He's in there. by God.

I can smell him.

Sir. over there.

There he is.

Hold your fire. gentlemen.

Let him come to us.

He's a beauty.

Who was that?

God help him! Who was it?

Bloody fool!

-Plenty of blood and a bit of bone.

-There. I knew I'd bagged it.

Captain Devril. hold your tongue.

or I'll have the surgeon remove it.

There's a wounded tiger in there.

Have you ever tracked

a wounded tiger, Captain Devril?

No, sir.

- As a gambling man. Captain Devril...

I put all my money on that tiger.

With your permission. Mr. Wilson.

As you like. Captain Savage.

Me too. sir?

- Yeah.

Did you think I'd let you have

all the fun. did you. old boy?

Where is it?

Where the hell is it?


Mr. Anglesmith.

- Miss Wilson.

My waltz. I believe.

- William?

You don't mind. do you. old boy?

- Of course not.

As my future son-in-law...

will you permit me

to offer you some advice?

The company likes you.

You have a future with it.

You're conscientious.

You speak four dialects like a native.

Not one in five

of my officers can do that.

And the company takes care of its own.

But... you in turn

must take care of the company.

Now, take, for example...

your Deorai tax revenues.

We're not collecting as much

from your district as the Marathas did.

Damn it. William.

You keep on asking me to lower them.

The honorable East India Company didn't -

- With respect. sir...

I don't consider it part of my duty

to extract taxes from people who can't pay.

You have a very high opinion

of your duty. Mr. Savage.

Yes. sir. I have 200 civil cases on my hands.

Then I want to drain some of the land

and build a school. On top of that. I wish to -

Mr. Savage. you know

the company's attitude perfectly well.

Yes. sir.

Do nothing.

have nothing done...

and let no one do anything.

Precisely. Mr. Savage.


Wilt thou. Sarah. take this man

to be thy wedded husband?

To live together

after God's ordinance...

in the holy state of matrimony?

Wilt thou obey and serve him

all the days of thy life?

I will.

May I have the ring, please?

Heavenly Father.

by your blessing...

let this ring be to William and Sarah...

a symbol of unending love

and faithfulness.

Won't be long now.

William. what is that?

- God only knows.

No one here about could tell you.

It's older than time

and just as mysterious.

It means we're almost home.

Madhya. My district.

Thirty-six villages.

Uh. no. 3 5.

One burnt down in December.

The river's the Seonath.

This whole area here was a ruin when we

took it over from the Bhonsles eight years ago.

Wars. civil wars...

dacoits. pindaris.

every kind of robbery under arms.

It's beautiful.

What is it?

What's happening over there?

I have no idea.

Ah. There's Chandra Singh.

- What is Chandra Singh? A maharaja?

Only a raja.

You'll like him. Come on.

Stand away.

Mind the step.


- Savage sahib.

Welcome. Welcome.

Your Highness.

this is my wife. Mrs. Sarah Savage.

Memsahib. Memsahib.

I can see sahib has made a wise choice.

Now you must come to my house.

You are hungry and tired.

Uh. just a minute. Thakur-ji.

Um. what's happening here?

Why is there a crowd?

- Oh...

I had meant to tell you about that

when we were alone.

Tell me now.

The wife of Gopal the weaver...

is going to become suttee.



William, what is she going to do?

I'm very much afraid

she's going to burn herself alive.

What happened to her husband?

Sahib, he went away on a journey...

one year ago and has not returned.

Well, then she has no proof that he's dead.

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Michael Hirst

Michael Hirst is an English screenwriter and producer, best known for his films Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, as well as the Emmy Award-winning television series The Tudors and Vikings. more…

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