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Khartoum (1966) Action Adventure, Starring Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson and Ralph Richardson

Khartoum is a 1966 film written by Robert Ardrey and directed by Basil Dearden. It stars Charlton Heston as British Gen. Charles "Chinese" Gordon and Laurence Olivier as the Mahdi (Muhammad Ahmed) with a supporting cast that includes Richard Johnson and Ralph Richardson. The film is based on historical accounts of Gordon's defence of the Sudanese city of Khartoum from the forces of the Mahdist army during the Siege of Khartoum. The opening and closing narration is spoken by Leo Genn.
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