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
Supervising Editor
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Art Director
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor
Hair Stylist
Wardrobe Mistress
Special Effects
Fight Arranger
Recording Supervisor
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Musical Supervisor
Original Story and Screenplay by
Produced by
Directed by

Bernard Robinson
James Needs
Don Weeks
Tom Simpson
Frank Nesbitt
Don Mingaye
Simon Kaye
Roy Hyde
Pauline Harlow
Roy Ashton and Richard Mills
Frieda Steiger
Rosemary Burrows
Syd Pearson
Peter Diamond
A.W. Lumkin
Harry Gillam
Reg Wyer, BSc
Don Banks
Philip Martell
John Gilling
Anthony Nelson Keys
John Gilling


Lieutenant Case
Eli Khan
Colonel Drewe
Captain Boyd
Captain Connelly
Colour Sergeant
2nd Lt Crowe
2nd Lt Baldwin
Serving Maid

Ronald Lewis
Oliver Reed
Duncan Lamont
Yvonne Romain
Catherine Woodville
Glyn Houston
Sean Lynch
Walter Brown
Inigo Jackson
Jeremy Burnham
Joe Powell
Henry Davies
John Southworth
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