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The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

109 min - Adventure, Drama - 11 January 1935
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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

Director:  Henry Hathaway

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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



Tagline: Set in the spectacle of mystic India with its glittering mosques, oirental palaces, weird music, bronzed nautch dancers

Genres: Adventure, Drama

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Language:  English
Release Date:  11 January 1935

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 49 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ART DIRECTION — Hans Dreier, Roland Anderson [came in 3rd]
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR — Clem Beauchamp, Paul Wing – WON
DIRECTING — Henry Hathaway [came in 3rd]
FILM EDITING — Ellsworth Hoagland
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION — Paramount
SOUND RECORDING — Paramount Studio Sound Department, Franklin B. Hansen, Sound Director [came in 3rd]
WRITING (Screenplay) — Screenplay by Waldemar Young, John L. Balderston, Achmed Abdullah; Adaptation by Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt


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