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A Passage to India (14-Dec-1984)

Director: David Lean

Writer: David Lean

From novel: A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

From a play: A Passage to India by Santha Rama Rau

Original Music Composed and Conducted by: Maurice Jarre

Producers: John Brabourne; Richard Goodwin

Keywords: Drama, India, Rape

An Englishwoman visits her fiancÚ in British India; she wants to see the countryside and is guided by a Dr. Aziz on an expedition to tour the caverns at Malabar. In a moment of confusion in the dark cave, she accuses Dr. Aziz of an assault (he was not even in the cave at the time.) Won Oscars for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Score; received 9 additional nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Adaptation, and Best Cinematography.

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Peggy Ashcroft
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Michael Culver
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Judy Davis
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James Fox
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Alec Guinness
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Nigel Havers
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Saeed Jaffrey
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Art Malik
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Clive Swift
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Peggy Ashcroft   ...   Mrs. Moore
Judy Davis   ...   Adela
James Fox   ...   Fielding
Alec Guinness   ...   Godbole
Nigel Havers   ...   Ronny
Victor Banerjee   ...   Aziz
Richard Wilson   ...   Turton
Michael Culver   ...   McBryde
Antonia Pemberton   ...   Mrs. Turton
Art Malik   ...   Ali
Anne Firbank   ...   Mrs. Callendar
Saeed Jaffrey   ...   Hamidullah
Clive Swift   ...   Maj. Callendar
Sandra Hotz   ...   Stella
Roshan Seth   ...   Amritrao
Rashid Karapiet   ...   Das
H. S. Krishnamurthy   ...   Hassan
Ishaq Bux   ...   Selim
Moti Makan   ...   Guide
Mohammed Ashiq   ...   Haq
Phyllis Bose   ...   Mrs. Leslie
Sally Kinghorne   ...   Ingenue
Paul Anil   ...   Clerk of the Court
Z. H. Khan   ...   Dr. Panna Lal
Ashok Mandanna   ...   Anthony
Dina Pathak   ...   Begum Hamidullah
Adam Blackwood   ...   Mr. Hadley
Mellan Mitchell   ...   Indian Businessman
Peter Hughes   ...   P & O Nanager


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