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ZULU (1963)

Zulu’s Jack Hawkins and actor-producer Stanley Baker take a well-earned break. Shot on location in South Africa, the crew based themselves on the banks of the Tugela River, 60 miles from the actual setting of a 1879 battle in which 150-odd British soldiers defeated about four bajillion Zulu warriors (give or take) at Rorke’s Drift. It was home for the arduous three-month shoot in which producer Baker and his cast ran afoul of local apartheid laws. Michael Caine remembered a police raid, prompted by an on-set spy, to arrest a crew member who had “gone a little more native than we all thought” with some local women. “I realised that apartheid was not a personal prejudice but a government-sponsored form of civil terrorism,” Caine wrote, vowing not to return until apartheid had been eradicated.

 

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