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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)

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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Reported to be Adolf Hitler's favorite film.
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
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.
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Best Picture Oscar 1935

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