The Bandit of Zhobe

The Bandit of Zhobe is a 1959 British CinemaScope adventure film directed by John Gilling and starring Victor Mature, Anne Aubrey and Anthony Newley.[2] In British India a bandit goes on a rampage in the mistaken belief that the British have killed his family, which later proves to not be the case. It was produced by Albert Broccoli for Warwick Films and features extensive use of footage from Gilling's previous Zarak.

The Bandit of Zhobe
Original British lobby card
Directed byJohn Gilling
Produced byIrving Allen
Albert R. Broccoli
Screenplay byJohn Gilling
Richard Maibaum (story)
StarringVictor Mature
Anthony Newley
Music byKenneth V. Jones
CinematographyTed Moore
Edited byBert Rule
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
22 April 1959 (USA)[1]
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A bandit with a price on his head, is seen this time blind for revenge. He thinks that the British have massacred his people, his family, his wife and child. But he is wrong. Only the little romantic daughter of his enemy, overflowing with pity for him, could open his eyes to the truth. [3]


Critical reception

  • TV Guide wrote, "it's all chase and melodrama with little care for characterizations." [4]
  • The Radio Times called it a "very silly Northwest Frontier romp, with Victor Mature in dark make-up as Kasim Khan...romantic interest from forgotten starlet Anne Aubrey and some wince-inducing comic mugging from Anthony Newley. Quite a lot of money was thrown at it, but this remains a B-movie at heart." [5]
  • Sky Movies called the film "a fiery 19th century adventure yarn that makes little sense but bulges with action that keeps coming at you." [6]


  1. 'Bandit' Will Screen Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 22 Apr 1959: A10.
  2. "BFI | Film & TV Database | The BANDIT OF ZHOBE (1959)". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. "The Bandit of Zhobe". Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  4. "The Bandit Of Zhobe Review". Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  5. "The Bandit of Zhobe | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  6. "The Bandit Of Zhobe - Sky Movies HD". 3 May 2003. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
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