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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
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A news item in "Daily Variety" on April 24, 1935, states that the film had been banned by Chinese censors because it "depicts the British downtrodding of Oriental races." According to a "Hollywood Reporter" news item, despite the Chinese censors' fear that the film would have a negative effect on Muslims, it was passed for exhibition in late January 1936. See more »
During the final battle, Khan's men form a defensive line, and several who are killed are not seen in later shots. See more »
[the men are arguing over Col. Stone's refusal to disobey orders in order to go after his captured son]
He'll have nothing, if his boy doesn't carry on in this regiment.
Then he'd have everything?
Of course he would! That's what it means to him. But d'you think he'd let that make any difference to his orders, to his job?
Lieutenant Alan McGregor:
Well, why shouldn't it? Why can't he be a little less of a soldier and more of a man? Why can't he forget his blasted duty for once?
Man, you *are* blind! Have you never thought...
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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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