The Lighthorsemen (1987)




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Four gallant men of the Australian Light Horse Regiment are thrust into the last great cavalry charge when the British campaign in Palestine becomes stalemated in 1917. In a desperate attempt to aid the Allies' cause, 800 young Australian horsemen set off against gunfire and insurmountable odds in a last ditch attempt to save the attacking British soldiers from imminent annihilation by the Turco-German Army.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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RKO Radio Pictures


Jon Blake
as Scotty
Peter Phelps
as Dave Mitchell
Tony Bonner
as Col. Murray Bourchier
Bill Kerr
as Gen. Sir Harry Chauvel
Gary Sweet
as Frank
Anthony Andrews
as Maj. Meinertzhagen
Jerome Anthony Hawkins
as Gen. Sir Edmund Allenby
Gerard Kennedy
as Ismet Bey
Shane Briant
as Reichert
Ralph Cotterill
as Von Kressenstein
John Heywood
as Mr. Mitchell
Di O'Connor
as Mrs. Mitchell
Grant Piro
as Charlie
Patrick Frost
as Sgt. Ted Seager
Adrian Wright
as Lawson
Anne Scott-Pendlebury
as Nursing Sister
Jon Sidney
as Grant
Graham Dow
as Hodgson
James Wright
as Fitzgerald
Scott Bradley
as Lt. Burton
Peter Merrill
as Young German Officer
Nick Waters
as Lighthorse Sgt.
John Larking
as Station Master
Matthew Randell
as British Sgt.
Peter Douglas
as Cockney Lance Corp.
Jay Willoughby
as Farrier Sgt.
Iain Strutt
as Armourer Sgt.
David Sandler
as Dying Turk
Michael Kitscke
as Trooper at Ruins
John Kelly
as British Major
Stephen Crockett
as Chauvel's Aide
Tony Mack
as Allenby's Sigs Officer
Bill Stacey
as German Artillery Officer
David Bracks
as Turkish Range Finder
Simon Palomares
as Turkish Officer
Mark Pretti
as Ambulance Driver
Robert Simper
as German Trench Officer
Steve Bastoni
as Turkish Demolition Soldier
Jason Dunn
as Trooper in Demolition Room
Terry Brittingham
as Ambulance Officer
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Critic Reviews for The Lighthorsemen

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Creaky Australian WWI saga doesn't improve with age.

Full Review… | March 23, 2011

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