55 Days at Peking

A handful of men and women held out against the frenzied hordes of bloodthirsty fanatics!

Category: History
Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and tacit support of the Boxers by the Empress of China and her generals.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1963-05-06
Run time: 154 minute / 2:34
Budget: $17,000,000
Revenue: $10,000,000
Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green.
Writers: Bernard Gordon, Philip Yordan.
Production Companies : Samuel Bronston Productions, Allied Artists Pictures
Production Country: United States of America


Charlton Heston
as Maj. Matt Lewis
Ava Gardner
as Baroness Natalie Ivanoff
David Niven
as Sir Arthur Robertson
Burt Kwouk
as Old Man (voice)
Flora Robson
as Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi
John Ireland
as Sgt. Harry
Harry Andrews
as Father de Bearn
Leo Genn
as Gen. Jung-Lu
Robert Helpmann
as Prince Tuan
Kurt Kasznar
as Baron Sergei Ivanoff
Philippe Leroy
as Julliard
Paul Lukas
as Dr. Steinfeldt
Elizabeth Sellars
as Lady Sarah Robertson
Massimo Serato
as Garibaldi
Jacques Sernas
as Maj. Bobrinski
Jerome Thor
as Capt. Andy Marshall
Lynne Sue Moon
as Teresa
Mike Steen
as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Nicholas Ray Director

Dimitri Tiomkin Original Music Composer

Maude Spector Casting

Jack Hildyard Director of Photography

Robert Lawrence Editor

Jesús Franco Assistant Production Manager

Guy Green Director

Bernard Gordon Screenplay
Philip Yordan Screenplay

Samuel Bronston Producer

Veniero Colasanti Production Design

Michał Waszyński Producer
Alan Brown Producer

John Moore Production Design

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