Saturday, January 16, 2010

365 Movies: The Charge of the Light Brigade Review

The film stars Errol Flynn, Patric Knowles, Olivia De Havilland, Henry Stephenson, Donald Crisp, David Niven, Nigel Bruce, and Spring Byington in this 1936 action adventure film, directed by Michael Curtiz. The film is about Major Vickers(Flynn) and the ordeals, he faces with his personal life and with his military life. After a long journey, his personal affairs are torn apart after finding out his fiancee Elsa Campbell(De Havilland) is in love with his brother Captain Perry Vickers(Knowles). As for the career end of his life, Vickers has to fight harder and harder after Surat Khan and his men viciously kill British. Putting his personal affairs on the sideline, Vickers must hold his attention directly to stopping Surat Khan and his men. After witnessing so many deaths, Vickers feels it is his duty to avenge their deaths. This movie reminded a lot of Gunga Din and Beau Geste(Two movies I love to death!) and quite enjoyed the storyline of the film. To be completely honest, I haven't seen many Errol Flynn movies but I do think he's a fairly good actor. My attention for most of the time was on Patric Knowles though; it was thrilling to see him with such a big role. I quite liked the film and the partnership between Flynn and Knowles was splendid to watch.

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1 comment:

Tom said...

This looks like a good one.

The movies at left are not linked; do you have reviews for all of them? I would be interested in reading your review of some, but I can't find them all. Thanks.