The Lost Patrol
The Lost Patrol (1934)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 16, 1934
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2006
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Visionary look at a group of doomed soldiers, grippingly told and styled, with an experimental feel.

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Fernando F. Croce

John Ford's horror hallucination, which begins with Kipling but is positioned towards Borges (and the search for Weapons of Mass Destruction)

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Ford and his longtime screenwriter Dudley Nichols center on character interaction and keep the action mainly off-camera for a startlingly tense film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Seems archaic, as it has not dated that well.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

A mostly successful experiment in minimalism that allows Ford to work with his traditional themes.

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Veronique Kwak
"the lost patrol" is one of the classic war flick on the theme of agoraphobia and survivalist trauma, directed by classic john ford who also takes the… More