The Lost Patrol (1934)
Average Rating: 7.6/10
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Release Date: Feb 16, 1934 Limited
Average Rating: 3.5/5
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Previously filmed in 1929, Philip MacDonald's novel Patrol was lensed by director John Ford as The Lost Patrol in 1934. Sergeant Victor McLaglen is in charge of a World War I-era British cavalry regiment, stranded somewhere in the Mesopotamian desert. McLaglen hasn't asked for the responsibility: the commanding officer has been killed by an Arab sniper, leaving McLaglen to take over. One by one, McLaglen's men are picked off as they desperately fend off the enemy, waiting for reinforcements to
Feb 16, 1934 Limited
Jun 6, 2006
Media Home Entertainment
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Visionary look at a group of doomed soldiers, grippingly told and styled, with an experimental feel.
Ford and his longtime screenwriter Dudley Nichols center on character interaction and keep the action mainly off-camera for a startlingly tense film.
A mostly successful experiment in minimalism that allows Ford to work with his traditional themes.
John Ford's horror hallucination, which begins with Kipling but is positioned towards Borges (and the search for Weapons of Mass Destruction)
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