The Lives Of A Bengal Lancer


(out of 5)

In this breathtaking adventure,  stars as a British soldier (originally from Canada) stationed in India who butts heads with his new socially superior barracks mate () until a common crisis unites them: their general () has treated his son () with so little affection or kindness that the boy has run off to infiltrate the enemy alone, leaving his two fellow officers to clean up the mess he leaves behind. Fantastic camera work, first-rate direction and a brilliant script combine with marvelous action sequences (especially for 1935) to make a terrific film that stands up to today’s most widely-scoped adventure films.

USA, 1935

Directed by Henry Hathaway

Screenplay by , , , adaptation by ,

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by , , ,

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Academy Award
Best Assistant Director (Clem Beauchamp, Paul Wing)

Best Art Direction (Hans Dreier, Roland Anderson)
Best Directing (Henry Hathaway)
Best Film Editing (Ellsworth Hoagland)
Outstanding Production (Paramount)
Best Sound Recording (Paramount Studio Sound Department, Franklin B. Hansen, sound director)
Best Writing (Screenplay) (Waldemar Young, John L. Balderston, Achmed Abdullah; adaptation by Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt)

National Board Of Review Award
Top Ten Films



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