Release Date: September 16, 1968
Running time: 1h 38m
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Two vehicles lurch across the east African bush, carrying an ill-assorted party of prospectors who have formed a syndicate to search for uranium deposits. As their four-week window for digging starts to close, trouble soon starts amongst the group and there are some sinister 'accidents'... It is obvious that one of the party is trying to sabotage the expedition; but who?
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The Syndicate is a 1968 British film directed by Frederic Goode for Pathé Films, to a screenplay by Geoffrey Hays, from the 1960 novel of the same name by Denys Rhodes. The film stars William Sylvester as an American pilot, June Ritchie and Robert Urquhart as a troubled couple, and Christian Doermer as a German geologist who search for uranium in Kenya.
The film was passed by the British Board of Film Classification on 3 March 1967, with a running time of 106 minutes. It was cut to 63 minutes and released as a supporting feature to Wait Until Dark in September 1968. A 91-minute version was obtained by American International Pictures television division as part of a feature film package, and was retitled Kenya: Country of Treasure.