Movie Reviews

Hundred-Word Review – “The Charge of the Light Brigade” (1936)

 

While “The Charge of the Light Brigade” has not aged as well as other Errol Flynn classics like “Captain Blood” and “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” this film does have a massive historical epic scope, especially by 1936 standards. As the film retells the tragic yet heroic tale of the 27th Lancer division of the British army and their travels through India during war, the real highlights are the battle sequences and how its sprawling scope is put to great use, combine with frenetic editing and a pulse-pounding score from Max Steiner. Beyond that, this is an average adventure flick.

Final Grade: C

 

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