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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

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A major countermands orders and attacks to revenge a previous massacre of men, women and children.

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Elsa Campbell
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Captain Perry Vickers
Henry Stephenson ...
Sir Charles Macefield
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Sir Benjamin Warrenton
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Colonel Campbell
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Captain Randall
C. Henry Gordon ...
Surat Khan
G.P. Huntley ...
Major Jowett (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
Robert Barrat ...
Count Igor Volonoff
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Lady Octavia Warrenton
E.E. Clive ...
Sir Humphrey Harcourt
J. Carrol Naish ...
Subahdar-Major Puran Singh (as J. Carroll Naish)
Walter Holbrook ...
Cornet Barclay
Princess Baba ...
Prema's Mother (as Princess Baigum)
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Storyline

Major Vickers is an officer at the 27th Lancers in India 1856. When the regiment is on maneuver, the barracks are attacked by Surat Khan and his soldiers who massacre British women and children. This leaves an inextinguishable memory and Vickers promises to revenge the dead. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The reckless lancers sweep on and on - so that a woman's heart might not be broken! You're not fighting a single legion - you're fighting the entire British army, Surat Khan!


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20 October 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Carga da Brigada Ligeira  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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The second of nine movies made together by Warner Brothers' romantic couple Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn. See more »

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In the battle of Chukoti, many defenders are using breach loaders prior to their popular usage. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sir Humphrey Harcourt: How do you fellows manage to look so comfortably, Vickers?
Maj. Geoffrey Vickers: We may look it Sir, but we're not. They say the first 40 years are about the hottest up here on the frontier, after that you get used to it.
Sir Humphrey Harcourt: Really?
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God Save the Tsar
(1833) (uncredited)
(Russian national anthem, 1833-1917)
Music by Alexis Lvov
In the score during the charge at Balaklava
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What a ticket!
29 December 2004 | by (Glasgow, UK) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film. But then again, any movie boasting the talents of both Errol Flynn AND David Niven is always going to be a treat.

My favourite part of Charge of the Light Brigade is at the ball in Calcutta, every man in the place is trying to avoid the interfering old bint (can't remember her name). The looks on their faces every time she approaches is priceless.

It doesn't matter that it's full of nonsense, Charge of the Light Brigade is an entertaining film that takes you back in time to the genteel goings-on of colonial times.


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