The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

Gary Cooper
Director: Henry Hathaway Cast: Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
, Franchot Tone
Franchot Tone
, Richard Cromwell
Richard Cromwell
Henry Hathaway


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Gary Cooper stars in this rousing adventure saga of three British officers of the 41st Regiment of Bengal Lancers of India. The story begins as Lt. McGregor (Gary Cooper) accepts two new officers to his company -- the brash Lt. Fortesque (Franchot Tone) and Lt. Stone (Richard Cromwell), the son of the garrison's commander, Col. Stone (Guy Standing). In an effort not to show favoritism, Stone's father barely acknowledges his son during a parade of the new officers. Lt. Stone resents this treatment by his father and becomes embittered at both his dad and the British army. McGregor is ordered to search for a British spy, Lt. Barrett (Colin Tapley), who has infiltrated the army of crazed chieftain Mohammed Khan (Douglas Dumbrille). The three officers find Barrett, who tells them Khan is planning an uprising against the British, utilizing the mountain tribes for a massive assault. Lt. Stone finds himself captured by the rebels and is taken to Mohammed Khan's mountain fortress to be tortured. Stone's father refuses to send in the lancers to save his son, reasoning that his son was captured to lure the British forces to their doom. Disguising themselves as Indian peddlers, McGregror and Fortesque go off to rescue Stone. But they are soon discovered and taken to Mohammed Khan's lair to be tortured, with Khan telling McGregor, "We have ways of making men talk." Mohammed wants the soldiers to tell him where a shipment of ammunition will be delivered. McGregor and Fortesque withstand the torture without divulging the location, but Lt. Stone cracks and tells Khan what he wants to know. The three officers see the ammunition delivered to Khan's fortress, but then they hear Col. Stone and 300 lancers have arrived outside of Khan's gates.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/2015
UPC: 0025192313547
Original Release: 1935
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 22,029

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Cooper Capt. McGregor
Franchot Tone Lt. John Forsythe
Richard Cromwell Lt. Donald Stone
Guy Standing Col. Stone
C. Aubrey Smith Maj. Hamilton
Monte Blue Hamzulla Kahn
Akim Tamiroff Emir
Kathleen Burke Tania Volkanskaya
Colin Tapley Lt. Barrett
Douglas Dumbrille Mohammed Khan
Jameson Thomas Hendrickson
Noble Johnson Ram Singh
Lumsden Hare Maj. Gen. Woodley
J. Carrol Naish Grand Vizier
Rollo Lloyd The Ghazi, a Prisoner
Charles Stevens McGregor's Servant
Mischa Auer Amdi
James Bell Actor
Ray Cooper Assistant to Grand Vizier
Sam Harris British Officer
Jamiel Hasson Actor
Claude King Experienced Clerk
Leonid Kinskey Snake Charmer
Lya Lys Girl on Train
Clive Morgan Lt. Norton
George Regas Kushal Khan
Reginald Sheffield Novice
Ram Singh Actor
Carlie Taylor British Officer
James Warwick Lt. Gilhooley
Bhogwan Singh Nuim Shah
Eddie Das Servant

Technical Credits
Henry Hathaway Director
Achmed Abdullah Screenwriter
Roland Anderson Art Director
John L. Balderston Screenwriter
Travis Banton Costumes/Costume Designer
Hans Dreier Art Director
Franklin Hansen Sound/Sound Designer
Ellsworth Hoagland Editor
Grover Jones Screenwriter
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
Louis D. Lighton Producer
LeRoy J. Prinz Choreography
Milan Roder Score Composer
Ernest B. Schoedsack Cinematographer
William Slavens McNutt Screenwriter
Waldemar Young Screenwriter

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