An early example of New Zealand filmmaking, this thrilling historical drama is set in the early 1860s, when Rewi Maniapoto led a band of 300 Maori fighters as they held off thousands of British soldiers in the three-day siege of Orakau. A fictional love story between an English settler (Leo Pilcher) and a native girl (Ramai Te Miha) is juxtaposed against the Maori's doomed struggle. With John Gordon. AKA: "The Last Stand." 63 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.