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The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Louis D. Lighton.

Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionHans Dreier, Roland AndersonNominated
Best DirectorHenry HathawayNominated
Best Film EditingEllsworth HoaglandNominated
Best PictureParamountNominated
Best WritingScreenplay by Waldemar Young, John L. Balderston, Achmed Abdullah; Adaptation by Grover Jones, WillNominated
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The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

By Beatrice on May 11, 2013 From Flickers in Time

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Directed by Henry Hathaway 1935/USA Paramount Pictures First viewing In this unexpected gem, Col. Tom Stone (Sir. Guy Standing) commands a regiment of the Bengal Lancers that is patrolling the northeast border of British India fighting skirmishes with rebels who hide o... Read full article


The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

By Alyson on May 24, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer is loosely based of Francis Yeats-Brown’s memoir about British soldiers protecting the boarders of India from rebellious natives.  In the Northwest Frontier, Colonel Stone (Guy Standing) runs a cold and efficient camp, allowing little ceremony or grieving for those lost ... Read full article


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This is the film where Douglass Dumbrille says, "We have ways of making men talk," although everybody remembers it as, "We have ways of making you talk."
The verse Lt. Forsythe recites in the dungeon is from a poem by William Ernest Henley, entitled 'England, My England'. This is the complete poem: "What have I done for you, / England, my England? / What is there I would not do, / England, my own? / With your glorious eyes austere, / As the Lord were walking near, / Whispering terrible things and dear / As the Song on your bugles blown, / England - / Round the world on your bugles blown! Where shall the watchful sun, / England, my England, / Match the master-work you've done, / England, my own? / When shall he rejoice agen / Such a breed of mighty men / As come forward, one to ten, / To the Song on your bugles blown, / England - / Down the years on your bugles blown? Ever the faith endures, / England, my England: - / 'Take and break us: we are yours, / England, my own! / Life is good, and joy runs high / Between English earth and sky: / Death is death; but we shall die / To the Song of your bugles blown, / England - / To the stars on your bugles blown!' They call you proud and hard, / England, my England: / You with worlds to watch and ward, / England, my own! / You whose mail'd hand keeps the keys / Of such teeming destinies, / You could know nor dread nor ease / Were the Song on your bugles blown, / England - / Round the Pit on your bugles blown! Mother of Ships who
Paramount hired hundreds of Paiute Native American tribesmen from nearby reservations and Indian (mostly Hindu) fruit and olive pickers from California's Napa and Imperial Valleys to play the Afridi tribesmen in the battle sequences.
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