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40,000 Horsemen (1940)

Approved  |   |  Drama, War  |  26 December 1940 (Australia)
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Three young Australians join the army at the beginning of World War I and are assigned to the Australian Light Horse cavalry, which is serving in Palestine. The three eventually take part ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Taylor ...
Betty Bryant ...
Chips Rafferty ...
Jim
Pat Twohill ...
Larry
Harvey Adams ...
Von Hausen
Eric Reiman ...
Von Schiller
Joe Valli ...
Scotty
Albert C. Winn ...
Sheik Abu
Kenneth Brampton ...
German Officer
John Fleeting ...
Captain Gordon
Harry Abdy ...
Paul Rouget
Norman Maxwell ...
Ismet
Pat Penny ...
Captain Seidi
Charles Zoli ...
Cafe Proprietor
Claude Turton ...
Othman (as Claude Turtin)
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Three young Australians join the army at the beginning of World War I and are assigned to the Australian Light Horse cavalry, which is serving in Palestine. The three eventually take part in the attack during the Battle of Beersheba, which was the last cavalry charge in modern warfare. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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THE FIGHTING ANZACS! (AT HOME IN ANY GIRL'S ARMS) (original print media ad - all caps) See more »

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26 December 1940 (Australia)  »

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Forty Thousand Horsemen  »

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As the cavalry charge scene would necessitate falling horses, Charles Chauvel was afraid that the horses used in the film would be injured from the traditional stunt means of using trip wires. He contacted the RSPCA about filming the scene in the most humane manner possible. RSPCA co-operation with the stunt crew saw to it that no horse was injured in the falling horses' stunt-work. See more »

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Extras for this movie included my Dad
25 April 2007 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Of course, since my dad passed away many years ago, I can't verify this. But I do remember him telling us kids that, as a member of the Australian Army Signals Corp, he and many of his fellow soldiers were recruited as horsemen to ride over the Kurnell sand hills as extras in this movie.

Since this was filmed in 1941, Australia was already in the war. My Dad's was record shows his service in New Guinea as a Lieutenant in the signals corps. I also remember him telling me about how he was trained to ride a motor bike so, along with the horse riding his story about being an extra was probably something to do with preparing them for service overseas.

If anybody that reads this is able to provide some verification that would be greatly appreciated.


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