Balaclava (film)

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Directed by Maurice Elvey
Milton Rosmer
Produced by Michael Balcon
Written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (poem)
Boyd Cable
Gareth Gundrey
W. P. Lipscomb
Angus MacPhail
Milton Rosmer
Robert Stevenson
Starring Cyril McLaglen
Benita Hume
Alf Goddard
Miles Mander
Music by Louis Levy
Cinematography Percy Strong
James Wilson
Edited by Ian Dalrymple
Distributed by Woolf & Freedman Film Service
Release dates
  • 6 June 1928 (1928-06-06) (UK)
Country United Kingdom
Language Silent
English intertitles

Balaclava is a 1928 British silent war film directed by Maurice Elvey and Milton Rosmer and starring Cyril McLaglen, Benita Hume, Alf Goddard, Harold Huth and Wally Patch.[1] A British army officer is cashiered, and re-enlists as Private to take part in the Crimean War and succeeds in capturing a top Russian spy. The film climaxes with the Charge of the Light Brigade.[2] It was made by Gainsborough Pictures with David Lean working as a production assistant.



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