The Charge of the Light Brigade


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139 Min

The Charge of the Light Brigade


A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary charge made by the British Light Brigade against a Russian artillery battery in a small valley which resulted in the near-destruction of the brigade due to error of judgement and rash planning on part by the inept British commanders.


Jan 1st, 1968


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- To preserve authenticity, no male actors used makeup, and actresses only used what makeup was available during the mid-19th century.

- The film was significantly edited by United Artists in post-production, forcing Tony Richardson to cut several subplots, including the Charge of the Heavy Brigade. Richard Williams' animated…More

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