The Charge of the Light Brigade

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Inspired by history and Tennyson’s poem ("Into the valley of Death rode the six hundred"), The Charge of the Light Brigade tells the tale of a band of British Lancers who challenge an army of 25,000 Russians. The film’s highlight: the charge itself,... read more
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Inspired by history and Tennyson’s poem ("Into the valley of Death rode the six hundred"), The Charge of the Light Brigade tells the tale of a band of British Lancers who challenge an army of 25,000 Russians. The film’s highlight: the charge itself, a masterful, pulse-pounding nine minutes of thundering hoofs and flashing sabers that stands up magnificently against any Hollywood action scene of today—and brought 1936’s Best Assistant Director Oscar® to Jack Sullivan for his staging of the vaunted sequence. Errol Flynn, fresh off his success as Captain Blood, stars as the leader of the 600 horsemen. Olivia de Havilland, his Captain Blood leading lady, co-stars. And legendary composer Max Steiner makes his Warner Bros. debut a memorable one with his stirring, heroic musical score.

Original Release

10/20/1936

US Release

10/20/1936

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Cast

Errol Flynn Maj. Geoffrey Vickers / Major Geoffrey Vickers
Olivia de Havilland Elsa Campbell
Patric Knowles Capt. Perry Vickers / Captain Perry Vickers
Henry Stephenson Sir Charles Macefield
Nigel Bruce Sir Benjamin Warrenton
Donald Crisp Col. Campbell / Colonel Campbell
David Niven Capt. Randall / Captain Randall
C. Henry Gordon Surat Khan
Robert Barrat Count Igor Volonoff
Spring Byington Lady Octavia Warrenton
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Michael Curtiz

Writers

Rowland Leigh, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Michael Jacoby

Cast

Errol Flynn Maj. Geoffrey Vickers / Major Geoffrey Vickers
Olivia de Havilland Elsa Campbell
Patric Knowles Capt. Perry Vickers / Captain Perry Vickers
Henry Stephenson Sir Charles Macefield
Nigel Bruce Sir Benjamin Warrenton
Donald Crisp Col. Campbell / Colonel Campbell
David Niven Capt. Randall / Captain Randall
C. Henry Gordon Surat Khan
Robert Barrat Count Igor Volonoff
Spring Byington Lady Octavia Warrenton
E.E. Clive Sir Humphrey Harcourt
J. Carrol Naish Subadar-Major Puran Singh / Subahdar-Major Puran Singh
Walter Holbrook Cornet Barclay
Princess Baba Prema's Mother
Charles Sedgwick Cornet Pearson
Scotty Beckett Prema Singh
George Regas Wazir
Helen Sanborn Mrs. Jowett
G.P. Huntley Maj. Jowett / Major Jowett
Georges Renavent Gen. Canrobert

Producers

Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
Harry M. Warner Executive Producer
Jack L. Warner Executive Producer
Samuel Bischoff Producer

Editors

George Amy

1937 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Nominated
1937 Oscar Best Assistant Director Won
1937 Oscar Best Music, Score Nominated
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