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Release Date:
14 November 1938 (USA) See more »
The "Bengal Lancers" ride again...fight again...and die! See more »
In British India a local rajah, a British ally, is dying and his subordinates plan to drive out the British once he's gone. A newly married British officer is dispatched to ensure that doesn't happen. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Competent "B" actioner set in British controlled India See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

Patric Knowles ... Capt. Jeffrey Allison

Richard Cromwell ... Lt. Neil Allison

Rochelle Hudson ... Joan Lattimore

Douglass Dumbrille ... Ramin Khan
Colin Tapley ... Hallett

Gilbert Emery ... Colonel Torrance

Douglas Walton ... Terry
Halliwell Hobbes ... Sir John Galt
John Burton ... Carter

Clyde Cook ... Alf

Claud Allister ... Redding

Pedro de Cordoba ... Abdul Mir

Edward Van Sloan ... Maharajah of Lhanapur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guy Bellis ... Soldier (uncredited)

Yakima Canutt ... Tribesman (uncredited)

Guy D'Ennery ... Tribesman (uncredited)

John Davidson ... Aide to Ramin Khan (uncredited)

Ralph Dunn ... Soldier (uncredited)

Frank Ellis ... Tribesman (uncredited)
Lal Chand Mehra ... Aide to Abdul Mir (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Soldier (uncredited)

Dorothy Tree ... Mrs. Massarene (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ... Tribesman (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney Salkow 
Writing credits
Garrett Fort (original screenplay)

Produced by
Armand Schaefer .... associate producer
Original Music by
Cy Feuer (uncredited)
William Lava (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Ernest Miller (photographed by)
Film Editing by
William Morgan 
Art Direction by
John Victor Mackay 
Costume Design by
Irene Saltern 
Makeup Department
Bob Mark .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Al Wilson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yakima Canutt .... second unit director (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Howard Lydecker .... special effects
Yakima Canutt .... stunt double (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Reeves .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe .... stunts (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Murray Seldeen .... supervising editor
Music Department
Cy Feuer .... musical director

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65 min | USA:53 min (edited version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)
Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #4739)

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Competent "B" actioner set in British controlled India, 3 May 2001

This is a typical Republic Studios actioner, filmed in the Hollywood hills and looking for all the world like a Western that just happens to take place in India. The plot is simple. The Maharajah is dying and wicked underlings plot to overthrow the British Raj once he dies. Patric Knowles plays the dashing spy lead, Jeffrey Allison, who must put new bride aside to save British India. Richard Cromwell plays his brother who is secretly in love with his brother's fiancee. Cromwell has a habit of rushing to the rescue in airplanes that crash (in Marie Dressler's EMMA he did the same); he could never act and manages to prove that point over and over. Rochelle Hudson is pretty and pert as the love interest and the action is typical of its day. The score is competent for a B actioner but did not deserve its Academy Award nomination (these were the days when any studio could submit a film in the sonic categories (Sound, Song, Score, Scoring) and be guaranteed an Oscar nom, deserving or not). Although the official running time is 65 minutes, the prints I've seen have all have been 53 minutes. This is strictly for those who like the genre.

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