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55 Days at Peking (1963)

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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China U.S.Army Major Matt Lewis aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.  
Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green (uncredited)  
Writers: Robert Hamer (additional dialogue), Philip Yordan (screenplay)
Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven