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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
Richard Cromwell ...
Lt. Donald Stone
Guy Standing ...
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)
Monte Blue ...
Hamzulla Khan
Colin Tapley ...
Lt. Barrett
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Grand Vizier
Noble Johnson ...
Ram Singh
Lumsden Hare ...
Maj. Gen. Sir Thomas Woodley
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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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Adventure | Drama

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of Adolf Hitler's favorite films. He watched it at least three times. Hitler, an Anglophile, never wanted war with the UK. He offered to end the war with France and the British Empire on 6 October 1939, following the German-Soviet conquest of Poland. After the Fall of France in June-July 1940, and again in May 1941 before the beginning of the invasion of the Soviet Union, he repeatedly offered to end the war in the West, stating he had no interest in destroying the British Empire. He only authorized the London Blitz in September 1940 after the RAF had already bombed German cities for four months. See more »

Goofs

Maj. Hamilton speaks to McGregor and Forsythe about the Colonel. McGregor leaves and buttons his cuffs. The position of his hands changes several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Alan McGregor: I'm fed up with this cat and mouse business. Let's talk sense. You've got us here, and now what are you going to do with us?
Lieutenant Forsythe: Oh Mac - manners, manners.
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Connections

Referenced in The Red Skelton Hour: Lives of a Bungle Lancer (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Mother Machree
(1910) (uncredited)
Music by Chauncey Olcott and Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Sung a cappella twice by Franchot Tone with modified lyrics
Played on a pungi by Franchot Tone several times
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29 August 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

exotic, romantic, useful for discover the old virtues and conventional India, mixture of drama, humor and noble intentions/ gestures, with a legendary cast, it is a great show. maybe , a perfect one. the old scent is its great virtue. than - the story, impeccable in each detail. and the inspired image about duty and honor. it is an useful film. not only for acting or for the heroic scenes but for the grace to do a good job who has the opportunity to seems be remarkable. because each detail, the dialog, the same ingredients for Middle East policy are impressive. a film with taste of event for many viewers. for the status of piece from a precious lost world.


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