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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner and Samuel Bischoff.

Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringWarner Bros. Studio Music Department, Leo Forbstein, head of department (Score by Max Steiner)Nominated
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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) with Errol Flynn

By Greg Orypeck on Jan 25, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred: ?Forward, the Light Brigade! Charge for the guns,? he said: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. ?opening of The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson C... Read full article


The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

By Beatrice on Sep 2, 2013 From Flickers in Time

The Charge of the Light Brigade Directed by Michael Curtiz Written by Michael Jacoby and Rowland Leigh inspired by the poem by Tennyson 1936/USA Warner Bros. First viewing The war film is not a favorite genre of mine, but there is no question that this is an expertly made film of some power. ?I do... Read full article


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Sir Charles Macefield: Well, I'll finish my drink. I have a cowardly aversion to meeting reptiles socially 'til I've had at least one sherry and bitters.


Sir Charles Macefield: [throws letter into the fire] For conspicuous gallantry.


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It was during a Parkinson interview that his good friend David Niven revealed that during the filming of The Charge of the Light Brigade, Errol Flynn was busy on a horse during a break applying makeup with one hand whilst holding a mirror in the other. An extra decided to "pock" the horse up the behind with his lance - the horse bucked, throwing Flynn to the ground. He got to his feet and asked who had done that, the extra volunteered, thinking that this would only add to his embarrassment. However, Flynn dragged him from the horse and gave him a sound beating. They were the best of friends after that.
The film is dedicated "to the officers and men of the Light Brigade who died victorious in a gallant charge at Balaklava for Queen and Country - A.D. 1856."
The second of nine movies made together by Warner Brothers' romantic couple Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn.
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