1965 The Brigand of Kandahar

The Brigand of Kandahar - 1965

A Hammer Film production released by Columbia Pictures 

Copyright MCMLXV Hammer Film Productions Ltd. - All rights reserved

MPAA Approved Certificate 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound System 

Made at the Elstree Studios of Associated British Picture Corporation, Herts, England 

Technicolor 81 mins



Opening title:- "Fort Kandahar. A British outpost on the North West Frontier of India 1850". Lieutenant Case, hated by his army colleagues for being a half-caste, is convicted on a trumped-up charge of cowardice in the face of the enemy. He is dishonourably discharged and sentenced to ten years imprisonment, but manages to escape and, vowing revenge, he makes for the hills to join the rebel forces of Eli Khan.....



Production Designer Bernard Robinson
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager Don Weeks
Editor Tom Simpson
Assistant Director Frank Nesbitt
Art Director Don Mingaye
Sound Recordist Simon Kaye
Sound Editor Roy Hyde
Continuity Pauline Harlow
Make-up Roy Ashton and Richard Mills
Hair Stylist Frieda Steiger
Wardrobe Mistress Rosemary Burrows
Special Effects Syd Pearson
Fight Arranger Peter Diamond
Recording Supervisor A.W. Lumkin
Camera Operator Harry Gillam
Director of Photography Reg Wyer, BSc
Music Composed by Don Banks
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Original Story and Screenplay by John Gilling
Produced by Anthony Nelson Keys
Directed by John Gilling


Lieutenant Case Ronald Lewis
Eli Khan Oliver Reed
Colonel Drewe Duncan Lamont
Ratina Yvonne Romain
Elsa Catherine Woodville
Marriott Glyn Houston
Rattu Sean Lynch
Hitala Walter Brown
Captain Boyd Inigo Jackson
Captain Connelly Jeremy Burnham
Colour Sergeant Joe Powell
2nd Lt Crowe Henry Davies
2nd Lt Baldwin John Southworth
Serving Maid Caron Gardner


John Gilling's directorial work for Hammer is listed in the footnotes for "The Pirates of Blood River". Elsewhere, he directed numerous other films, including "The Gamma People" (1955), "The Flesh and the Fiends" (1959, with Peter Cushing), "Shadow of the Cat" (1961) and "The Night Caller" (1965).
cCharacter actor Duncan Lamont made several appearances for Hammer in the 1960s, also turning up in "The Scarlet Blade" (1963), "The Devil-Ship Pirates" (1963), "The Evil of Frankenstein" (1964), "The Witches" (1966), "Frankenstein Created Woman" (1966) and "Quatermass and the Pit" (1967).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection