Charge of the Light Brigade
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Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
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 should tip us off that the rest of the film is pure fantasy).… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"Forget about historical accuracy: Michael Curtiz's version of the narrative poem, starring Errol Flynn, is fanciful, stirring (assistant director won Oscar), and entertaining."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Great Flynn, great action sequences, but pretty dated."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"...what a grand piece of filmmaking it is, and as a pure adventure yarn, it's hard to beat."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"It climaxes in a rousing battle scene of the famous Light Brigade charge."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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