THE LOST PATROL (PG)
D: John Ford
RKO (Cliff Reid, Merian C. Cooper & John
W: Dudley Nichols [based on the novel "Patrol" by Philip
DP: Harold Wenstrom
Ed: Paul Weatherwax
Mus: Max Steiner
Victor McLaglen (The Sergeant), Boris
Karloff (Sanders), Wallace Ford (Morelli), Reginald Denny (George Brown), J.M. Kerrigan (Quincannon)
Dated now, but the basic premise here has been oft-imitated in
the 80+ years since...
Based on the novel by Philip MacDonald, The Lost Patrol sees a
small group of soldiers in hostile territory whilst on a mission in the Mesopotamian desert.
It seems unfair to judge this film from a modern perspective,
as it feels incredibly stilted when compared to other films with similar plots. For 1934, it is very well done... but (from a modern perspective) it is incredibly dull.