55 Days at Peking

Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion.

Directed by Nicolas Ray, 55 Days at Peking starred Charlton Heston, ‘Major Matt Lewis’, a tough-as-nails U.S. Marine in 1900 China. China is fragmented into feudal territories, controlled by warlords and concessions owned and operated by "foreign devils", the Chinese term for the great powers, such as Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and America, who are exploiting China for their gain.