Major Vickers is an officer at the 27th Lancers in India 1856. When the regiment is on maneuver, the barracks are attacked by Surat Khan and his soldiers who massacre British women and children. This leaves an inextinguishable memory and Vickers promises to revenge the dead.Written by
During the climactic charge, the musical score includes several samples from Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture"--written to commemorate an entirely different battle in a different war which, unlike the battle depicted in this film, Russia won. See more »
The way Perry's hand is on his sword changes, when he is told he is going to Lahara. See more »
God Save the Tsar
(Russian national anthem, 1833-1917)
Music by Alexis Lvov
In the score during the charge at Balaklava See more »
Charge against History
Well, if you want to learn about crimean war or the famous attack, put into immortal words by Tennyson's poem, this one is definitely not for you. Turn to the 1968 GB movie of the same title for this. If you want thrilling entertainment and great battle scenes, this one is right for you. Errol Flynn at his usual best except loosing his usual love interest (O.d. Havilland) to his younger brother and his life to his revenge. The war scenes are staged perfectly alike Custer's fight in They died with their boots ... and the acting is good, also for younger side kicks like David Niven. Taking for the entertainment it is, not for anything serious and you will love it.
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