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Charge of the Light Brigade(1936)

Directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, David Niven, Robert Barrat. The events that instigated British involvement in the Crimean War are vividly painted against the rugged canvas of battle-scarred India. An army officer deliberately starts the Balaclava charge to even an old score with Surat Khan, who's on the other side. Based on the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson and inspired by history. Special features: Warner night at the movies 1936 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel; dramatic short "Give me Liberty"; comedy short, "Shop Talk with Bob Hope"; cartoon, "Boom Boom" ; trailers for Charge of the light bigade, and, 1936's Anthony Adverse. 115 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Kinnard, Roy. The American films of Michael Curtiz / by Roy Kinnard and R.J. Vitone. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 C8951 1986)
Levin, Meyer. "Charge of the Light Brigade." In: American movie critics : an anthology from the silents until now / edited by Phillip Lopate. New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade by Penguin Putnam, c2006. p103-05. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt; PFA PN1995 .A448 2006)
Robertson, James C. (James Crighton)The Casablanca man : the cinema of Michael Curtiz / James C. Robertson. London ; New York : Routledge, 1993. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.C87 R63 1993)
Slotkin, Richard. "The Continuity of Forms: Myth and Genre in Warner Brothers' The Charge of the Light Brigade." Representations, vol. 29, pp. 1-23, January 1990 Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only