The Charge of the Light Brigade

Synopsis: Major Vickers is an officer at the 27th Lancers in India 1856. When the regiment is on maneuver, the barracks are attacked by Surat Khan and his soldiers who massacre British women and children. This leaves an inextinguishable memory and Vickers promises to revenge the dead.
Director(s): Michael Curtiz
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.
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115 min

However, the Suristanis

are an ancient race of people.

They cannot so easily forget

their ancient tribal ways of life.

-I trust you'll accept my apologies.

-Oh, please, please, please.

Gentlemen, let us go into dinner.

By the way, Sir Humphrey... would do me the honor if you

and your gentlemen...

...would join me tomorrow

in a leopard hunt.

We start at sunrise, the traditional hour.

Fine fellow, the khan.

There's a man who can take a loss

with good grace.

Yes, I don't think I could lose

150,000 pounds a year with grace.

Great Scott, Vickers.

Nobody but the home government

was supposed to know anything...

...of the real reason

behind this diplomatic visit of mine.

Sorry, Sir, but up here on the frontier...

...there aren't many secrets an officer

in my position doesn't get to know.

Besides, I've come

to know the khan pretty well.

Then you must know the situation

has been a devilish delicate one.

However, I'm quite confident

that he won't trifle with our friendship.

Besides, the man's a gentleman.

Anyone can see that.

Yes, of course, Sir, yes.

Anyone can see that.

You have the honor, Sir Humphrey.

The khan wants you

to take first shot, Sir.

Thank you. Splendid.

Missed him by a hair, Sir. Bad luck.

-Fine shot, Sir.

-Excellent marksmanship, Sir.

-Are you hurt, Your Highness?

-No, not at all.

Brilliant shot, Vickers.

It was worthy of you.

It was a lucky one.

I shall never forget it.

My gratitude will be eternal.

-Well, goodbye, darling.

-Goodbye, dear.

You must be back early if we're to be ready

for the governor-general's ball tonight.

Oh, the ball, yes.

I suppose you feel quite capable

of taking care of yourself among all these--

How silly.

A responsible lady of my years

is perfectly safe anywhere.

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