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The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Passed | | Adventure, Drama, War | February 1935 (Germany)
Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Waldemar Young (screen play), John L. Balderston (screen play) | 4 more credits »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gary Cooper ... Lt. Alan McGregor
Franchot Tone ... Lt. John Forsythe
Richard Cromwell ... Lt. Donald Stone
Guy Standing ... Col. Stone (as Sir Guy Standing)
C. Aubrey Smith ... Maj. Hamilton
Kathleen Burke ... Tania Volkanskaya
Douglass Dumbrille ... Mohammed Khan (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Monte Blue ... Hamzulla Khan
Colin Tapley ... Lt. Barrett
Akim Tamiroff ... Emir
J. Carrol Naish ... Grand Vizier
Noble Johnson ... Ram Singh
Lumsden Hare ... Maj. Gen. Sir Thomas Woodley
Jameson Thomas ... Hendrickson
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Storyline

The 41st Bengal Lancers are stationed on the Northwest Frontier of British India, guarding against Afridi invaders led by wily Mohammed Khan. Experienced (though insubordinate) Lieut. McGregor is joined by two new arrivals, haughty Forsythe and callow Donald Stone...son of the commanding colonel. We follow the three through varied adventures and hardships. Will they uphold the honor of the regiment? Will Stone and the Colonel come to terms with their difficult relationship? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A Man's Story... That Women Love! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1935 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

More Lives of a Bengal Lancer See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,500,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. had to turn down a role in this film due to his prior commitment to The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934). See more »

Goofs

McGregor tells Lt. Stone to take a paper to Col. Stone. Lt. Stone begins to reach for the paper with his left hand, but accepts it with his right. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Alan McGregor: Who's she?
Lieutenant Forsythe: I met her on the train, if you don't mind.
Lieutenant Alan McGregor: Bad business talking to strange people out here. You know, this is India, you don't who they are, and you might...
Lieutenant Forsythe: Oh, I see. Beautiful spy meets young Lancer officer, makes him give away important military secrets. The Empire goes smash! Melodrama, my dear McGregor, melodrama!
Lieutenant Alan McGregor: It might not be as funny as it sounds, Mr. Stone.
Lieutenant Forsythe: I don't suppose it matters to you, but my name isn't Stone.
Lieutenant Alan McGregor: [Confused] No?
Lieutenant Forsythe: No. It's Forsythe.
Lieutenant Alan McGregor: [...]
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Connections

Referenced in The Red Skelton Hour: Lives of a Bungle Lancer (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

God Save the King!
(1744) (uncredited)
Music attributed to Henry Carey
Played as background music at the end
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from the other world
29 August 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

exotic, romantic, useful for discover the old virtues and conventional India, mixture of drama, humor and noble intentions/ gestures, with a legendary cast, it is a great show. maybe , a perfect one. the old scent is its great virtue. than - the story, impeccable in each detail. and the inspired image about duty and honor. it is an useful film. not only for acting or for the heroic scenes but for the grace to do a good job who has the opportunity to seems be remarkable. because each detail, the dialog, the same ingredients for Middle East policy are impressive. a film with taste of event for many viewers. for the status of piece from a precious lost world.


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