ZULU (1964), Stanley Baker, Michael Caine, Jack Hawkins, dir. Cy Endfield – #FILMTALK Review

Zulu is the classic 1964 British war epic telling the heroic story of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, when a small garrison of 150 British soldiers were attacked by over 4,000 Zulu warriors during the Anglo-Zulu War in January 1879. Many of the British soldiers were sick and wounded patients in a field hospital, who, along with a contingent of Army engineers who were attempting to build a bridge, successfully held off the Zulus.

Zulu is directed Cy Endfield, who produced the film along with Stanley Baker and Joseph E. Levine. The film is notable for introducing Michael Caine to the big-screen, who plays the newly appointed Lieutenant Bromhead.

The cast also includes Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Nigel Green, Paul Daneman, Glynn Edwards, Ivor Emmanuel and Patrick Magee. Opening and closing narration is voiced by Richard Burton.

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