The Charge of the Light Brigade ()

directed by Michael Curtiz
featuring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Donald Crisp, Nigel Bruce

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Of the many film versions of Alfred Lord Tennyson's narrative poem, 1936's Charge of the Light Brigade has the least relationship to the facts concerning the famous 19th century British military blunder in the Crimea. Reflecting the popularity of 1935's Lives of A Bengal Lancer, the film uses the climactic charge as the culmination of events which begin in British India. Errol Flynn and Patric Knowles are cast as cavalry officers who are also brothers; both love Olivia De Havilland, but it is Knowles who wins out (this ...


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Feb 26, 2009

The Charge of the Light Brigade (Errol Flynn)

This is a work of fiction from the Golden Age of Hollywood and should not be taken seriously. It should be compared and contrasted with the 1968 film, with the same name, which is an Anti-War epic.

This film would be of interest to classic movie buffs and as an amusing diversion to wargamers and military historians.

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