lives of a bengal lancer

Born Today, May 7, in 1901 the Legendary Gary Cooper… 

Over 115 films, Silent and Sound, including he Winning of Barbara Worth, Wings, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Meet John Doe, Sergeant York, Ball of Fire, Beau Geste, The Pride of the Yankees, For Whom the Bell Tolls, High Noon, The Fountainhead, The Cowboy and the Lady, Saratoga Trunk, Unconquered, Friendly Persuasion… 

Nazi Germany was crazy, but it wasn’t “everyone wants to watch documentaries” crazy.

5 Reasons You’re Picturing Nazis Wrong

#4. They Weren’t Masters of Propaganda

Nazi propaganda gets all kinds of credit for being groundbreaking and evilly effective, but even at its height, the Third Reich never came close to Hollywood. The best Nazi propagandists couldn’t even make a movie that would rivet their own brainwashed subjects. When Triumph Of The Will launched in 1935, it wasn’t even one of the 10 most popular films of the year in Germany. Nine of the films that beat it at the box office were made in America. In fact, you can argue that Triumph wasn’t even the most successful piece of Nazi propaganda that year. That title rightly belongs to…The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, [a movie] starring an American and based on a British military unit in India [and] filled to the brim with the kind of themes fascists love.

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