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The Eye of Allah


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by Rudyard Kipling.
Dramatised by A. R. Rawlinson.
Starring Joseph O'Conor, William Mervyn, John Westbrook, Henry Oscar

Scientific knowledge can be used either for the good of mankind or for its destruction. This is the dilemma of a man who has to decide whether the world is ready to receive such knowledge.


Author: Rudyard Kipling
Dramatised by: A. R. Rawlinson
Produced and designed by: Hal Burton
Clement: Meadows White
John of Burgo: John Westbrook
Anne of Norton: Daphne Goddard
Brother Thomas: William Mervyn
Stephen de Sautre, Abbot of St Illods: Joseph O'Conor
The Moorish Doctor: Peter Duguid
Roger of Salerno: Henry Oscar
First monk: Frank Sieman
The Prior: John Dunbar
Roger Bacon: Gerald James

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