Cinema: At Bay in Africa

Guns at Bafasi. In an unnamed African nation, newly promoted to Commonwealth status, Colonel lack Hawkins and Colonist Cecil Parker are discussing the military coup headed by a rebel leader, Jobila. Not a bad sort, really, Jobila. Spent five years in jail.

"Used to take care of my garden," Parker harrumphs. "He was a lousy gardener. I hope he'll make a better president." Obviously, the wind of change wafts through this tart topical melodrama, an updated version of the old favorite about a group of decent, civilized folk marooned in a jungle outpost among...

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