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Although Peter and Kimani grew up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently. After Kimani's father is jailed for following tribal customs, Kimani joins a band... See full summary »
The storming of the Naivasha Police Station by the Mau Mau was an actual event used by Robert C. Ruark in his book, on which the film was based. The incident was needed for the film but, rather than travel the fifty miles to Naivasha for the original building, a mock-up of the police station was made in the industrial area of Nairobi. Before the actual filming started, chickens were thrown into the road outside the mock-up to give it some authenticity.
A White Settler - Henry McKenzie:
What in the name of Almighty God are we trying to do to these people?
Crown Consul: Preserve the law, Henry, that's all.
A White Settler - Henry McKenzie: Law? Whose law? Not theirs, surely.
Crown Consul: All men are equal before the law.
A White Settler - Henry McKenzie: Except some are more equal than others.
Crown Consul: That man is an accomplice to ...
A White Settler - Henry McKenzie: ...
The film's epilogue is a Winston Churchill quotation: "The problems of East Africa are the problems of the world."