The Charge of the Light Brigade


Major Vickers is an Officer in the 27th Lancers in India in 1856. Whilst the regiment is out on manoeuvres, the barracks are attacked by Surat Khan and his soldiers who massacre British women and children. This leaves an inextinguishable memory and Vickers promises to avenge the dead.

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  1. Michael Jacoby

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Rowland Leigh


  3. Michael Curtiz


Top Billed Cast

  1. Errol Flynn

    Errol Flynn

    Major Geoffrey Vickers

  2. Olivia de Havilland

    Olivia de Havilland

    Elsa Campbell

  3. Patric Knowles

    Patric Knowles

    Captain Perry Vickers

  4. Henry Stephenson

    Henry Stephenson

    Sir Charles Macefield

  5. Nigel Bruce

    Nigel Bruce

    Sir Benjamin Warrenton

  6. Donald Crisp

    Donald Crisp

    Colonel Campbell

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • October 20, 1936



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Into the valley of death rode the 600.

The Charge Of The Light Brigade is a good military film boasting quality action sequences, it's not a true account of the actual event, and it should be noted there is a disclaimer of sorts at the film's beginning.

This telling begins in India in 1850 and leads us up to what would become the Crimean War. Indian chief Surat Khan (C. Henry Gordon) is plotting to sever his ties with the British and pitch his lot in with the Russians in readiness for a total revolt against the Empire. Khan oversees a sneaky bloody massacre of British troops that also see... read the rest.

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