Bhowani Junction

Bhowani Junction

Director: George Cukor Cast: Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, Bill Travers

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316125922
Original Release: 1956
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 2,981

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ava Gardner Victoria Jones
James Stewart Col. Rodney Savage
Bill Travers Patrick Taylor
Abraham Sofaer Surabhai
Francis Matthews Ranjit Kasel
Peter Illing Ghamshayam
Marne Maitland Govindaswami
Edward Chapman Thomas Jones
Freda Jackson The Sadani
Lionel Jeffries Lt. Graham McDaniel
Alan Tilvern Ted Dunphy

Technical Credits
George Cukor Director
Gene Allen Production Designer
Pandro S. Berman Producer
George Boemler Editor
Frank Clarke Editor
Elizabeth Haffenden Costumes/Costume Designer
John Howell Production Designer
Sonya Levien Screenwriter
Ivan Moffat Screenwriter
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
Freddie Young Cinematographer

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Bhowani Junction 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its an excellent movie with actual location shooting in Pakistan, thereby rendering a first hand experience of that interesting corner of the world which was a result of partitioning of British India. The story is vibrant, bred with originality of purpose and exceptionally played by the lead actors, thoughtfully directed by Gerorge Cukor and the music score is majestically composed by Mikloz Rosza. A MUST SEE for serious viewers intereted in unfolding the tumultious history of the sub-continent.