27 December 2004

What is one to make of this TV listing from our friends at Yahoo:

The Charge of the Light Brigade
BBC 2 Mon Dec 27 2:40 PM
(110 min., 1936, USA, Adventure/Western/War Movies)

Biting satire of the folly of war based on the spectacular defeat of the British army at Balaclava during the Crimean War. As the English upper classes prepare to do battle, the youthful Captain Nolan has a fight on his hands with the brutal Lord Cardigan, commander of the celebrated Light Brigade. Less action and more political comment than the 1936 Hollywood version of the same story.

Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce and David Niven. 
Director: Michael Curtiz. 
Production: Warner Bros. 
Distribution: The Vitaphone Corporation, Warner Bros.

So, Errol Flynn and Michael Curtiz weren’t Hollywood then?  Or perhaps they mean this film?  Who can say?

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