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Military & Naval Adventures

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Directed by Lewis Milestone. Cast: Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith, Richard Haydn, Tarita, Percy Herbert. In 1787, the HMS Bounty sets out on a journey that will take it through perilous seas to a tropical paradise--and into history as one of the most ill-fated vessels ever to sail for King and country. Special features: Alternate prologue and epilogue sequences not seen theatrically; New featurette "After the cameras stopped rolling: the journey of the Bounty"; 4 vintage featurettes: "Story of the HMS Bounty", "Voyage of the Bounty to St.

Sahara (1943)

Directed by Zoltan Korda. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Lloyd Bridges, Dan Duryea, Rex Ingram. Stranded in the African desert during World War II Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall of Tobruk. They and the Germans are all desperately in need of water. Filmed during World War II, this film was intended to be a propaganda piece for the U.S. government. 98 min.

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1912)

Directed by J. Searle Dawley. Cast: James Gordon, Richard Neill, Charles Sutton, Ben F. Wilson and the soldiers of the U.S. Calvary from Fort D.A. Russell, near Cheyenne, Wyoming. The third in a series of rare silent films from the early film-making period of 1911-1915. Retelling of the famous incident in the 1854 Crimean War when a British cavalry unit, because of a mix-up in orders, charged an almost impregnable Russian artillery position and was decimated. 93 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Dawn Patrol (1938)

Director, Edmund Goulding. Cast: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven, Donald Crisp. Two British fighter pilots of the Royal Flying Corps stationed in France during World War I face the grim realities of war, and learn a great deal about friendship, heroism and patriotism in the process. DVD special features: Warner night at the movies 1938 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel ; musical shorts The Prisoner of Swing, and, Romance Road; classic cartoon What Price Porky? -- Trailers for Dawn Patrol, and, Four's a Crowd. 103 min.

The Four Feathers(UK, 1939)

Directed by Zoltan Korda. Cast: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez, Allan Jeayes, Jack Allen, Donald Gray, Frederick Culley, Clive Baxter, Robert Rendel, Archibald Batty, Derek Elphinstone, Hal Walters, Norman Pierce, Henry Oscar, John Laurie, Amid Taftazani. With cannon fire igniting the North African skies, the British cavalry charges into battle to capture the strategic city of Khartoum. In the midst of the devastating carnage, a horrified officer resigns from his post.

The Four Feathers(USA / UK, 2002)

Directed by Shekhar Kapur. Cast: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Rupert Penry-Jones, Kris Marshall. After an admired British soldier stationed in Sudan leaves his regiment in disgrace, he sets out on a sweeping adventure to regain his honor, recapture his love and save the life of his best friend. 130 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Directed by Henry Hathaway. Cast: Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Richard Cromwell, Guy Standing, C. Aubrey Smith. Always outnumbered. Never outfought. Follow Gary Cooper as the leader of the Bengal Lancers in their courageous quest to protect British India's Northwest Frontier from Islamic invaders. 110 min. Credit and other information from Internet Movie Database

The Lost Patrol (1934)

Directed by John Ford. Cast: Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, Wallace Ford, Reginald Denny, Alan Hale, J.M. Kerrigan, Billy Bevan. A tense drama about British cavalryman lost in the Mesopotamian desert during World War I who are pursued constantly by Arab sharpshooters. When the leader of the patrol is killed, McLaglen takes charge of the eleven ragged survivors. This film established John Ford's reputation as a director internationally. 72 min. Credit and other information from Internet Movie Database
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Three Kings (1999)

Directed by David O. Russell. Cast: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Nora Dunn, Jamie Kennedy, Mykelti Williamson, Cliff Curtis, Said Taghmaoui. Absurdly comic high kinetic tale set after the end of the Gulf War, when three American soldiers go off into the Iraqi desert to find millions in stolen Kuwait bullion and become involved in a democratic uprising. 115 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Zulu (1965)

Directed by Cy Endfield. Cast: Stanley Baker, Michael Caine, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Nigel Green; forward narrated by Richard Burton. In this drama based on the Zulu War of 1879 a handful of British engineers entrench themselves in an isolated outpost in Natal called Rorke's Drift and prepare to face a series of vicious assaults by more than 4,000 Zulu warriors. 139 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database