About

Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's mother, Mrs. Moore, befriend an Indian doctor, Aziz H. Ahmed.

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Directed by

David Lean

Written by

David Lean (Screenplay)
E.M. Forster (Screenplay)
Santha Rama Rau (Writer)

Runtime

163 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

David Lean, the Director of "Doctor Zhivago", "Lawrence of Arabia" and "The Bridge on the River Kwai", invites you on . .

Cast

Keywords

hindu doctor based on novel or book india cave 1920s mosque british raj

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Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar for Best Music, Original Score Maurice Jarre

Oscar nomination for Best Sound John W. Mitchell

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration John Box Hugh Scaife