Where was it filmed?
Was it on location in India?share
At the end the film says "on location and at Pinewood Studios".share
Exteriors shot on the frontier between Afghanistan and what is now Pakistan.
Muslims and Indians blowing each others brains out and the British trying to keep the peace.
What has changed in the last 150 years???
Now it's Americans and Russians selling them the weapons. That's about all that has changed it seems.share
"A large part of this film was shot on location in Spain, on the 5'6" gauge Zafra-Huelva Railway, of the RENFE. Originally built by a British Company, the line runs parallel with the Spanish-Portuguese border, and has some spectacular bridges and some very Indian looking scenery. The little tank engine used [as] "Empress of India" is one of four 0-6-0T's built by Kerr Stuart (works nos 713,714,715 & 725) in 1900 for the South of Spain Railway, and later RENFE 030.0209-212. ... Some scenes were also filmed in India using metre gauge trains, somewhere near Jaipur. These include the departure of the 'refugee' train and the scenes where the 'escape' train catches up and passes the 'refugee' train. The 'refugee' train is hauled by an OJ class 4-4-0 (built by Bagnall in 1943) and the 'escape' train is hauled by a TJ class 0-6-0T (built by Bagnell in 1942, and sent to India, despite having been ordered by a steelworks in Turkey!). This later engine was also heavily modified to look more like the modified locomotive used in Spain."
I should also point out that Laurel Bacall's autobiography refers (albeit rather briefly) to this film; and if IIRC--it's been a while since I've read it--it refers to her setting sail for India.
You're right. Lauren Bacall wrote in her autobiography, extremely briefly:
"I was preparing for my film, Flame Over India – we’d shoot a week in London, India for six weeks, Spain for another six, and wind up again in London."
The early scenes were shot in the Amber Fort in Jaipur. A popular tourist attraction.
Its that man again!!