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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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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie onApril 10, 1939, with C. Aubrey Smith and Douglass Dumbrille reprising their film roles.
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.
Henry Wilcoxon was initially cast as Lt. Forsythe but was dissatisfied with the role and was replaced by Franchot Tone. The official reason was that he had a scheduling conflict with the movie The Crusades. Four days of retakes with Tone were required.
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