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Director:
Writers:
Dudley Nichols (screen play)
Garrett Fort (adaptation)
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Release Date:
16 February 1934 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
BLISTERING SUN...BLAZING BULLETS! (original print ad - all caps)
Plot:
A dozen British soldiers, lost in a Mesopotamian desert during world war I, are menaced by unseen Arab enemies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Good movie, but I don't have any love for the British Empire See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Victor McLaglen ... The Sergeant

Boris Karloff ... Sanders
Wallace Ford ... Morelli

Reginald Denny ... Brown
J.M. Kerrigan ... Quincannon

Billy Bevan ... Hale

Alan Hale ... Cook
Brandon Hurst ... Bell
Douglas Walton ... Pearson
Sammy Stein ... Abelson
Howard Wilson ... Aviator
Paul Hanson ... MacKay
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdullah Abbas ... Last Arab (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Rescue Patrol Colonel / Arab Shot By Sergeant (uncredited)
Neville Clark ... Lieutenant Hawkins (uncredited)
Francis Ford ... Arab (uncredited)

Directed by
John Ford 
 
Writing credits
Dudley Nichols (screen play)

Garrett Fort (adaptation)

Philip MacDonald (from the story "Patrol" by)

Produced by
Merian C. Cooper .... executive producer
Cliff Reid .... associate producer
John Ford .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Harold Wenstrom (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Weatherwax (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
Sidney Ullman 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Argyle Nelson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Philip Faulkner Jr. .... sound (as P.J. Faulkner)
Clem Portman .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... process photography (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Louie Anderson .... grip (uncredited)
James Lee Davis .... grip (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Murray Spivack .... music recordist
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Max Steiner .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Frank Baker .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Louis Shapiro .... utility man (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
USA:73 min (original release) | USA:66 min (1954 reissue length)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1345-R, re-release) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
Director John Ford's older brother Francis appears in an uncredited role.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: As the plane is circling the encampment, you can see tire marks in the sand.See more »
Quotes:
Brown:I can't say much for the women though, but, oh, the girls! All Malayan females should be poisoned at 21. Before that, they're... Mmmmmm!
Jock MacKay:But a bit on the dark side, hunh, Brown?
Brown:Oh, yes, they're dark, but the longer you're there, the whiter they get, or that's the way it seems. That didn't bother me, Jock. I'll never forget the first time I saw... We sailed into a little harbor about sundown. The girls all came swimming out...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Searchers (1956)See more »
Soundtrack:
Auld Lang SyneSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good movie, but I don't have any love for the British Empire, 28 May 2008
Author: Jerry Bank (bankcello@verizon.net) from Trenton, New Jersey

This is a very good movie. It gets it point across with brevity and style. Some have complained about the acting style being too much like the silents. As a fan of silent movies, I consider that an asset rather than a failing.

What dates this film is its attitude toward the war and the empire. In listing the good things in life, the sergeant mentions the sheer joy of killing Arabs. He says that Malayan women should be poisoned at the age of 21, since they are beautiful before that but not after. The racism and sexism of the empire is portrayed in all its dubious glory.

But it is a very good movie.

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