The Lighthorsemen (1987)

PG-13 1988-04-08 (US) WarDramaHistory 2h 11m
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They did what they were told... They didn't know it was impossible!


Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman Frank is wounded in a skirmish with Bedouin. He is replaced by a young soldier, Dave, who proves to be a crack shot, but reluctant to fire at the enemy. Dave proves himself during a German biplane attack. Recuperating in hospital, he meets a sympathetic nurse, Anne... The regiment is called upon for a bold flanking attack on Beersheba. But how do you convince the Turks the main attack will come at Gaza? And how do you attack across a desert without water?

  1. Simon Wincer


  2. Ian Jones


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  1. Peter Phelps

    Peter Phelps

    Dave Mitchell

  2. Nick Waters

    Nick Waters

    Lighthorse Sargeant

  3. John Larking


  4. John Haywood

    Dave's Dad

  5. Di O'Connor

    Dave's Mum

  6. Shane Briant

    Shane Briant


  7. Ralph Cotterill

    Ralph Cotterill

    Gen. Friedrich von Kressenstein

  8. Bill Kerr

    Bill Kerr

    Gen. Sir Harry Chauvel

  9. Grant Piro

    Grant Piro


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The Lighthorsemen
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Original Language English

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