Comments: If a Great could do it...

Also one of my favorite films of all time. The Carnegie Hall Cinema in NYC, back in the Seventies, like to run it as a double feature with The Wind and The Lion, and I saw it that way on more than one occasion; I venture to say it is the Best Sean Connery Double Feature Ever. (Do you know all this trivia?)

And some fine dialogue: "Detriments you call us? Detriments? Well I want to remind you that it was detriments like us that built this bloody Empire AND the Izzat of the bloody Raj. Hats on."

"Billy Fish: He wants to know if you are gods.
Peachy Carnehan: Not gods - Englishmen. The next best thing."

There are quite a few articles on the web, by the way.

Posted by Gary Farber at November 26, 2004 08:09 PM

That sounds like a great double feature.

I remember reading somewhere that Huston originally envisioned Gary Cooper and Humphrey Bogart in the roles of Dravot and Carnahan (or maybe it was the other way around?) -- an idea of how long he had to wait before he could finally make the film.

Posted by Bill at November 29, 2004 12:06 PM