The Lighthorsemen (1987)

The Lighthorsemen (1987)
6.9
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  • PG
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release year: 1987 ()
  • Running time: 131 min
  • Original Title: The Lighthorsemen
  • Voted: 1606

Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman Frank is wounded in a skirmish with Bedouin. He is replaced by a young soldier, Dave, who proves to be a crack shot, but reluctant to fire at the enemy. Dave proves himself during a German biplane attack. Recuperating in hospital, he meets a sympathetic nurse, Anne... The regiment is called upon for a bold flanking attack on Beersheba. But how do you convince the Turks the main attack will come at Gaza? And how do you attack across a desert without water?

#PersonCharacters
1Peter PhelpsDave Mitchell
2Nick WatersLighthorse Sergeant
3John LarkingStation Master
4John HeywoodDave's Dad
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#PersonCrew
1Dean Semlercinematographer
2Mario Millocomposer
3Simon Wincerdirector
4Adrian Carreditor
5Bernard Hidesproduction_designer
6Ian Joneswriter