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.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) Directed by Henry Hathaway. 109mins.
Gary Cooper - Lieutenant McGregor
Franchot Tone - Lieutenant Forsythe
Richard Cromwell - Lieutenant Stone
Also starring Guy Standing, C. Aubrey Smith, Kathleen Burke and Douglass Dumbrille.
Based on the book by Francis Yeats-Brown, published in 1930.
One of the biggest hits of the year.
Nominated for 8 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay, winning 2 - Best Assistant Director and Best Assistant Director.
Tagline - Set in the spectacle of mystic India with its glittering mosques, oirental palaces, weird music, bronzed nautch dancers
19351 h 49 min