Khartoum Overview:

Khartoum (1966) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Basil Dearden and Eliot Elisofon and produced by Julian Blaustein.

Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best WritingRobert ArdreyNominated
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The Mahdi: It is sometimes wise, Gordon Pasha, to provide the man with a few sunny hours of fraudulent hope so that when night comes he will have a more perfect inward vision of the truth of his hopelessness.


Gen. Charles 'Chinese' Gordon: If my life has a single point, it's this: I've learned to be unafraid of death but never to be unafraid of failure.


Gen. Charles 'Chinese' Gordon: Every man has a final weapon: his own life. If he's afraid to lose it he throws the weapon away.


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Lewis Gilbert was attached as director at one point.
The real Major General Charles Gordon was only 5 feet 5 inches tall.
This film was shot in Ultra Panavision and it was originally exhibited in Cinerama venues. The image was later reduced and cropped for exhibition in 70mm and 35mm release prints.
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