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Bengal Brigade (1954)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, War  |  6 November 1954 (USA)
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Set during British India 1857, Captain Clayboune (Rock Hudson) is faced with restoring his reputation after being harshly disciplined for disobeying orders.



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Vivian Morrow
Ursula Thiess ...
Torin Thatcher ...
Colonel Morrow
Arnold Moss ...
Rajah Karam
Capt. Ronald Blaine (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
Harold Gordon ...
Hari Lal
Sgt. Major Puran Singh
Leonard Strong ...
Shepard Menken ...
Sujata Rubener ...
Indian Dancer (as Sujata)
Asoka Rubener ...
Indian Dancer (as Asoka)


Set during British India 1857, Captain Clayboune (Rock Hudson) is faced with restoring his reputation after being harshly disciplined for disobeying orders.

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6 November 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gewehre für Bengali  »

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2.00 : 1
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Life of a Bengal lancer
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This "Bengal brigade" is a far cry from Henry Hathaway's classic in the thirties starring Gary Cooper and Franchot Tone ,both more exciting than Rock Hudson -who nevertheless was about to find some of his best parts in Douglas Sirk's great works- Almost twenty years later ,it's the same old song: the British are here to help the Indians ,some of the natives are cruel (like Mohammed Khan in "lives of a Bengal lancer" ) but the moral remains:both her majesty's soldiers and the Indians have got to walk hand in hand and to become brothers.Rock Hudson portrays an officer forced to resign after an unfair trial.Will he betray his queen and country?He is helped by beautiful Latah (Ursula Thiess);actually ,without her,he would be defeated.Arlene Dahl is only decorative ,as the colonel's daughter. It lacks humor,panache ,excitement,magic ,poetry ,all that made Hathaway's movie a classic of the adventures movie,in spite of its reactionary side.

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