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The Best film of conversations in confined spaces


North West frontier Is a Film That has to Fill up a lot of empty space with chatter In between a very long, and on the odd occasion Dangerous Journey From a north western province to Deli.
The Film tries to delve into political and social issues With turn of the Century Values and a late 1950's Bias
we have all the stereotyples and usual suspects on this rocky train ride who's Own personel beliefs come to a head in the heat of the climit

we have
Kenneth More playing Capt. Scott your typical hardnosed officer and gent
Lauren Bacall in one of her best dramatic roles playing Catherine Wyatt, an American flagwaving suffragette who will Always seak her mind (Which seems very novel to the rest of the cast)
Wilfrid Hyde-White playing Bridie a no sex im british cardholder Who does a great job in this film
Ursula Jeans playing Lady Windham a Victorian Conservative with all the values of the epoc gone by she has some great one liners But alas most to all are Politically Incorect
Eugene Deckers as Impartial armsman Peters who's thoughts on War are matter of fact
Herbert Lom is Van Layden playing two stereotyples a journalist and Evil radical muslim
And Finally but the greastes Character of all the film apart from the train is
I.S. Johar playing Gupta the train driver who belives killing his own people is wrong and you should't mind if people have other religions, apart from his one liners he and his comments are rather overlooked But he steals the show and every scene he's in
great film

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John Ford's Stagecoach might be better, but this was pretty good to be sure.

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Too bad there aren't more Indians who believe this. Hundus and Muslims in India are always ready to kill each other in great numbers.

Spheer2002 wrote: I.S. Johar playing Gupta the train driver who belives killing his own people is wrong and you should't mind if people have other religions.

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Well communal violence does occur in India but thankfully it tends to be rare despite some politicians and community leaders trying to stoke up tensions.



Its that man again!!

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