The Lost Patrol
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In this film, sergeant Victor McLaglen is in charge of a WWI-era British cavalry regiment, stranded somewhere in the Mesopotamian desert. McLaglen hasn't asked for the responsibility: the commanding officer has been killed by an Arab sniper, leaving McLaglen to take over.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Visionary look at a group of doomed soldiers, grippingly told and styled, with an experimental feel."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"John Ford's horror hallucination, which begins with Kipling but is positioned towards Borges (and the search for Weapons of Mass Destruction)"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Ford and his longtime screenwriter Dudley Nichols center on character interaction and keep the action mainly off-camera for a startlingly tense film."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Seems archaic, as it has not dated that well."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A mostly successful experiment in minimalism that allows Ford to work with his traditional themes."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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