Clive of India Overview:

Clive of India (1935) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Richard Boleslawski and produced by Raymond Griffith, Darryl F. Zanuck and William Goetz.


A sprawling epic centered on the English soldier-politician Robert Clive, conquering armies and facing obstacles in exotic India. The story follows him from his beginnings as an abrasive clerk with the East India Company, and sees him eventually stand trial as a betrayer of his country. Equal emphasis goes to Clive's relationship with his wife, who would like him to settle down and live safely.

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Although not specifically stated in the credits, the movie was based on the 1931 book, "Clive" by R.J. Minney and the 1933 play "Clive of India" by W.P. Lipscomb and R.J. Minney. The play opened in Great Hucklow, Derbyshire, England, UK on 27 March 1933. Darryl F. Zanuck saw the play in London, bought the rights and brought the two authors to Hollywood to write the screenplay.
Co-star Colin Clive was in fact a real-life descendent of Clive of India.
Douglas Gerrard had the role of Lieutenant Walsh but was replaced by Pat Somerset after 6 days of shooting.
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