In the 1960s, there was a series of nostalgic, pro-colonial movies. One of them is Khartoum (1966). Although produced and directed by different people, Khartoum is a prequel to an earlier pro-British Empire classic, The Four Feathers (1939). Ralph Richardson had a role in both movies, playing Prime Minister William E. Gladstone in Khartoum.
The British have a strange pride in their actions in the Sudan. (more…)