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Thumbnail for The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Basics Critics:72Viewers:67Rusty:77
Category: Action/Adventure, Drama, WarSub-Category: war filmNarrative location: IndiaRuntime: 108 minutesColor: black-and-whiteLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: MalibuDirector: Henry HathawayScreenwriter: John L. Balderston, Achmed Abdullah, William Slavens McNutt, Grover Jones, Waldemar YoungCinematography: Charles Lang, Ernest B. SchoedsackStars: Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Guy Standing, Richard Cromwell, Richard Cromwell, C. Aubrey Smith, Douglass Dumbrille, Akim Tamiroff, Monte Blue Producer: Louis D. LightonStudio: Paramount PicturesAwards won: National Board of Review: Top Ten FilmsAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (Henry Hathaway)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Ellsworth Hoagland)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Production Design (Roland Anderson)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Achmed Abdullah, John L. Balderston, Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt, Waldemar Young)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

In the Northwest Frontier of India, the 41st Bengal Lancers leaded by the harsh Colonel Tom Stone are having trouble with the rebellious leader Mohammed Khan. After two casualties, the experienced but insubordinate Lieutenant Alan McGregor receives as replacement, the arrogant Lieutenant Forsythe and the immature son of Colonel Stone, Lieutenant Donald Stone. With the intention to prove that he will not have any privilege in the troop, the reception of Colonel Stone to his son is absolutely cold, but he becomes the protégé of McGregor. When Lieutenant Stone is kidnapped by Mohammed Khan, McGregor and Forsythe disobey the direct order of their commander, disguise as Indian peddlers and go to Khan's fortress to attempt to rescue their friend

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