Cinema: The New Pictures: Feb. 26, 1934

The Lost Patrol (RKO) is an account of what happens to twelve members of a British cavalry troop in Mesopotamia in 1915. Arabs, firing from ambush, kill the troop's captain. The rest reach an oasis. The first night, Arabs shoot a sentry, steal the horses. The next morning a cockney soldier climbs a palm tree to get a look at the enemy. He topples down with a bullet in his heart. The sergeant (Victor McLaglen) draws lots, sends two of his men to scout for help. They come back dead, strapped to the...

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