R | | Adventure, Drama, History
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 »
This motion picture's opening title card reads: "East African Coast 1854".
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.