Hilarious bit of revisionism in this somewhat lesser Fisher effort. It inadvertently subverts its ostensible moral by rigorously depicting the locals, Thuggee or no, as either irrational children ruled by emotion or soulless cultists. Accordingly, the English fluctuate between hysterical paternalism and brutal vengeance - accidentally providing a better explanatory context than the film itself offers, despite the many claims to authenticity. Nonetheless, this is great entertainment and very well paced & shot. Terrific supporting cast, esp. George Pastell & Tutte Lemkow, who must have impressed a young Spielberg as much as the cobra scene did.