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The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | February 1935 (Germany)
Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves.

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Lt. John Forsythe
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Lt. Donald Stone
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Col. Stone (as Sir Guy Standing)
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Maj. Hamilton
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Tania Volkanskaya
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Mohammed Khan (as Douglas Dumbrille)
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Hamzulla Khan
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Lt. Barrett
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Grand Vizier
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Ram Singh
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Maj. Gen. Sir Thomas Woodley
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Hendrickson
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Storyline

The 41st Bengal Lancers are stationed on the Northwest Frontier of British India, guarding against Afridi invaders led by wily Mohammed Khan. Experienced (though insubordinate) Lieut. McGregor is joined by two new arrivals, haughty Forsythe and callow Donald Stone...son of the commanding colonel. We follow the three through varied adventures and hardships. Will they uphold the honor of the regiment? Will Stone and the Colonel come to terms with their difficult relationship? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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1750 to 1! Always out-numbered! Never out-fought! These are the Bengal Lancers...heroes all...guarding each other's lives, sharing each other's tortures, fighting each other's battles... See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the film where Douglass Dumbrille says, "We have ways of making men talk," although everybody remembers it as, "We have ways of making you talk." See more »

Goofs

During the final battle, Khan's men form a defensive line, and several who are killed are not seen in later shots. See more »

Quotes

Major Hamilton: McGregor, you'll meet the two replacement officers this morning. lieutenants Forsythe and Stone.
Lieutenant Alan McGregor: Yes, sir. Stone?
Major Hamilton: His son.
Lieutenant Alan McGregor: His what?
Major Hamilton: I said, his son.
Lieutenant Alan McGregor: [chuckles] I can't imagine the old Ramrod ever having been that human.
[imitating Col. Stone]
Lieutenant Alan McGregor: Madam, you'll marry me Tuesday the 29th. Be at the church at 10:00. That's an order!
[pause]
Lieutenant Alan McGregor: Furthermore, you're improperly dressed!
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Referenced in The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

The Man on the Flying Trapeze
(1868) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by George Leybourne
Sung a cappella by Franchot Tone with modified lyrics
Reprised a cappella by Gary Cooper with modified lyrics
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Pretty good film of the British Raj
3 October 2000 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Pretty good film. Surprisingly complex characters and plot elements for such an old film. Good action sequences and direction. The only criticism I can think of that I had on viewing this movie isn't even really fair, that the cobra didn't look real. I guess their computer graphics lab wasn't quite up to snuff! If you like old films, this one is worth a look.


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