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Bhowani Junction (1956)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1956
Running time:110 minutes
Cast:Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, Bill Travers, Abraham Sofaer, Francis Matthews
Director:George Cukor
Producer:Pandro S. Berman
Writer:Sonya Levien
Distributor:MGM

Description: Ava Gardner was never more alluring than as the half-caste heroine of Bhowani Junction. Set during India's battle for independence from Britain, the film begins with Gardner returning to her native land after spending several years in England. Her true loyalties, and her own sense of who she really is, are put to the test by the two men in her life: Stewart Granger, whose job it is to prevent saboteurs from destroying the trains at Bhowani Junction, and Bill Travers, another half-caste. When she kills a potential rapist in self-defense, Gardner is given comfort by Communist insurrectionist Peter Illing, further dividing her fidelities. A climactic attempt on the life of Mahatma Gandhi provides a rousing finish to this romantic melodrama. Bhowani Junction was adapted from the novel by John Masters.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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