- The Lost Patrol (1934 film)
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Merian C. Cooper
Garrett Fort Philip MacDonald Dudley Nichols
Victor McLaglen Boris Karloff
cinematography = Harold Wenstrom
editing = Paul Weatherwax
distributor = RKO Radio Pictures
16 February, 1934
runtime = 73 minutes
country = USA
language = English
imdb_id = 0025423
"The Lost Patrol" is a 1934
war filmmade by RKO. It was directed and produced by John Ford, with Merian C. Cooperas executive producer and Cliff Reidas associate producer. The screenplaywas by Dudley Nichols, adapted by Garrett Fortfrom the novel "Patrol" by Philip MacDonald. The music score was by Max Steinerand the cinematography by Harold Wenstrom. The film is a remakeof a 1929 British film, directed and written by Walter Summersand based on the same novel.
World War I, the commanding officer of a small British patrol in the Mesopotamian desert is shot and killed by an unseen Arab sniper, leaving the Sergeant ( Victor McLaglen) at a loss, since he had not been informed what their mission was. He decides to try to rejoin the brigade, even though he does not know where they are or where he is.
Eventually, the eleven men reach an
oasis. During the night, one of the sentries is killed, the other seriously wounded, and all their horses are stolen, leaving them stranded. One by one, the remaining men are picked off by the unseen enemy. In desperation, the Sergeant sends two men chosen by lot on foot for help, but they are caught and tortured to death, before their bodies are sent back. The pilot of a British biplanespots the survivors, but nonchalantly lands nearby and is killed before he can be warned. Sanders ( Boris Karloff), a religious fanatic, goes mad.
In the end, only the Sergeant is left. When the Arabs finally show themselves, he manages to kill them all with the machine gun he took from the airplane. Then another British patrol shows up.
Victor McLaglen- The Sergeant
Boris Karloff- Sanders
Wallace Ford- Morelli
* Reginald Denny - Brown
J. M. Kerrigan- Quincannon
Billy Bevan- Herbert Hale
* Alan Hale - Matlow Cook
Brandon Hurst- Cpl. Bell
* Douglas Walton - Pearson
Sammy Stein- Abelson
Howard Wilson- Aviator
* Paul Hanson - Jock MacKay
Boris Karloff filmography
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