The Bandit of Zhobe
Original British lobby card
Directed byJohn Gilling
Screenplay byJohn Gilling
Richard Maibaum
Produced byIrving Allen
Albert R. Broccoli
StarringVictor Mature
Anne Aubrey
Anthony Newley
CinematographyTed Moore
Edited byBert Rule
Music byKenneth V. Jones
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
22 April 1959 (USA)[1]
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Bandit of Zhobe is a 1959 British CinemaScope adventure film directed by John Gilling and starring Victor Mature, Anne Aubrey and Anthony Newley.[2] In British India a bandit goes on a rampage in the mistaken belief that the British have killed his family, which later proves to not be the case. It was produced by Albert Broccoli for Warwick Films and features extensive use of footage from Gilling's previous Zarak.


A bandit with a price on his head, is seen this time blind for revenge. He thinks that the British have massacred his people, his family, his wife and child. But he is wrong. Only the little romantic daughter of his enemy, overflowing with pity for him, could open his eyes to the truth.[3]



The film was known as The Bandit. Filming started 11 August 1958.[4]

Critical reception

Variety said "it cannot be taken seriously."[5]


  1. ^ "'Bandit' Will Screen". Los Angeles Times. 22 April 1959. p. A10.
  2. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | The BANDIT OF ZHOBE (1959)". 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. ^ "The Bandit of Zhobe". Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Hollywood Production Pulse". Variety. 6 August 1958. p. 20.
  5. ^ Review at Variety
  6. ^ "The Bandit Of Zhobe Review". TV Guide. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  7. ^ "The Bandit of Zhobe | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  8. ^ "The Bandit Of Zhobe". Sky Movies HD. 3 May 2003. Retrieved 23 April 2014.