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Director:
Writers:
Waldemar Young (screen play) &
John L. Balderston (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
February 1935 (Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
A Man's Story... That Women Love! See more »
Plot:
Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
User Reviews:
Gary Cooper fans should know See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gary Cooper ... Lt. Alan McGregor

Franchot Tone ... Lt. John Forsythe
Richard Cromwell ... Lt. Donald Stone
Guy Standing ... Colonel Stone (as Sir Guy Standing)

C. Aubrey Smith ... Major Hamilton

Kathleen Burke ... Tania Volkanskaya

Douglass Dumbrille ... Mohammed Khan (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Monte Blue ... Hamzulla Khan
Colin Tapley ... Lieutenant Barrett

Akim Tamiroff ... Emir

J. Carrol Naish ... Grand Vizier
Noble Johnson ... Ram Singh
Lumsden Hare ... Major General Sir Thomas Woodley

Jameson Thomas ... Hendrickson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
F.A. Armenta ... Indian Officer (uncredited)

Mischa Auer ... Captured Afridi (uncredited)
James Bell ... Indian Officer (uncredited)
Ralph Bucko ... (uncredited)
Ray Cooper ... Assistant to Grand Vizier (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Sentry (uncredited)
Eddie Das ... Servant (uncredited)
James Dime ... (uncredited)
Sam Garrett ... Rider / Roper (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... British Officer (uncredited)
Abdul Hassan ... Ali Hamdi (uncredited)
Jamiel Hasson ... Indian Officer (uncredited)
Alexander Ikonnikov ... Indian Officer (uncredited)
Myra Kinch ... Dancer (uncredited)
Claude King ... Experienced Clerk (uncredited)
Leonid Kinskey ... Snake Charmer (uncredited)
Rollo Lloyd ... The Ghasi - a Prisoner (uncredited)
Lya Lys ... Girl on Train (uncredited)
Clive Morgan ... Captain Norton (uncredited)
Hussain Nasri ... Muezzin (uncredited)
Jack Padjan ... British Lancer (uncredited)
George Regas ... Kushal Khan (uncredited)
Reginald Sheffield ... Novice Clerk (uncredited)
Bhogwan Singh ... Naim Shah (uncredited)
Charles Stevens ... McGregor's Servant (uncredited)
Cuyler Supplee ... (uncredited)
Carlie Taylor ... British Officer (uncredited)
James Warwick ... Lieutenant Gilooley (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Hathaway 
 
Writing credits
Waldemar Young (screen play) &
John L. Balderston (screen play) and
Achmed Abdullah (screen play)

Grover Jones (adaptation) and
William Slavens McNutt (adaptation)

Francis Yeats-Brown (suggested by the novel by)

Maxwell Anderson  contributing writer (uncredited)
Laurence Stallings  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)
Francis Yeats-Brown  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Louis D. Lighton .... producer
 
Original Music by
Herman Hand (uncredited)
John Leipold (uncredited)
Milan Roder (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Ellsworth Hoagland (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson (uncredited)
Hans Dreier (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clem Beauchamp .... assistant director (uncredited)
Paul Wing .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Hansen .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Harold Lewis .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernest B. Schoedsack .... camera operator: background shots, India (uncredited)
Ernest B. Schoedsack .... director of photography: background shots, India (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Rudolph G. Kopp .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
Robert M. Gillham .... press agent (uncredited)
LeRoy Prinz .... choreographer (uncredited)
Slim Talbot .... stand-in: Gary Cooper (uncredited)
 
Thanks
E. Rochfort-John .... grateful acknowledgment for the technical advice and supervision of (as Capt. Rochfort John)
W.E. Wynn .... grateful acknowledgment for the technical advice and supervision of (as Lieut. Col. W.E. Wynn)
 
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Runtime:
109 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-16 | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #474)

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Trivia:
A news item in Daily Variety on April 24, 1935 states that the film had been banned by Chinese censors because it "depicts the British downtrodding of Oriental races." According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, despite Chinese censors' fear that the film would have a negative effect on Mohammedans, it was passed for exhibition in late January 1936.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When McGregor shaves, the way Forsythe holds the snake charmer pipe changes between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Lieutenant Forsythe:You don't like poetry?
Lieutenant Alan McGregor:How should I know? I never read any.
Lieutenant Forsythe:Perhaps something more rugged. "Ever the faith endures, England, my England, take and break us we're yours, England my own. Life is good, joy runs high, between English earth and sky. Death is death, and we shall die, to the song on your bugles blown, to the star on your bugles blown.
Lieutenant Forsythe:[pause] If I'd known I was gonna say all this I would have brought my violin!
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Gary Cooper fans should know, 5 July 2003
Author: rosinbag from USA

For those of you young Gary Cooper fans out there, like myself, check out this great movie. It was filmed in the era of Gunga Din, Robin Hood, and They Died With Their Boots On and more than holds it's own with all of them. The Coop is at his best in this one, though for some reason this film is not touted as among his best. It doesn't receive the fanfare High Noon, Pride of the Yankees, or Sergeant York do, and that is a shame. This is a truly entertaining film for people of all ages---it has laughs, plenty of action, and surprising emotion. Check it out.

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