The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Overview:

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)

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."
One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
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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