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The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the ... See full summary »
In the early 60's, producer Joseph E Levine announced plans for a large 70mm Roadshow presentation, " Burton and Isabel " with a screenplay by John Michael Hayes but it never went into production. During the 70' s, Sidney Lumet planned a biography ... ...
Arab chief in Cairo:
In this wilderness you will find only Allah's terrible whimsy.
In an scene set in 1854, Isabel is looking at a copy of "The Perfumed Garden" translated by Burton. Burton did not publish this translation until 1886.