Clive of India

Clive of India

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Director: Richard Boleslawski, Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Colin Clive

Cast: Richard Boleslawski, Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Colin Clive

     
 
Ronald Colman plays Robert Clive, a true-life 18th century Britisher who works up the ranks to become leader of Britain's military forces in India. Though produced on a superficially lavish scale, the film inexpensively sidesteps several of Clive's more famous battles with Indian insurrectionists, relegating them to offscreen events described by subtitles. The

Overview

Ronald Colman plays Robert Clive, a true-life 18th century Britisher who works up the ranks to become leader of Britain's military forces in India. Though produced on a superficially lavish scale, the film inexpensively sidesteps several of Clive's more famous battles with Indian insurrectionists, relegating them to offscreen events described by subtitles. The notorious Sepoy Mutiny "Black Hole of Calcutta" incident, hardly a costly event to recreate, is faithfully presented. In real life, Clive was ruined by a trial in the House of Commons, after which he suffered a nervous breakdown and committed suicide. The film tactfully closes on the trial and Clive's reunion with his faithful wife (Loretta Young). Typically jingoistic in its "White Man's Burden" approach to East Indian affairs, Clive of India is best viewed in context of the time it was filmed (1935), when the sun still hadn't set on the British Empire.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2013
UPC:
0024543873860
Original Release:
1935
Rating:
NR
Source:
Fox Mod
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
15,541

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ronald Colman Robert Clive
Loretta Young Margaret Maskelyne Clive
Colin Clive Lt. Johnstone
Francis Lister Edmund Maskelyne
C. Aubrey Smith Prime Minister
Cesar Romero Mir Jaffar
Montagu Love Governor Pigot
Lumsden Hare Sgt. Clark
Ferdinand Munier Adm. Watson
Gilbert Emery Sullivan
Leo G. Carroll Manning
Etienne Girardot Warburton
Robert Greig Pemberton
Ian Wolfe Kent
Herbert Bunston 1st Director
Mischa Auer Suraj Ud Dowlah
Ferdinand Gottschalk Old Member
Wyndham Standing Col. Townsend
Doris Lloyd Mrs. Nixon
Edward Cooper Clive's Butler
Pat Somerset Lt. Walsh
Leonard Mudie Gen. Burgoyne
Don Ameche Prisoner at Black Hole of Calcutta
Calcutta Actor
John Carradine Drunken-Faced Clerk
Phyllis Clare Miss Smythe
Neville Clarke Vincent
Philip Dare Capt. George
Vernon P. Downing Stringer
Charles E. Evans Surveyor
Douglas Gerrard Lt. Walsh
Keith Hitchcock 2nd Director
Olaf Hytten Parson at Hasting
Emmett C. King Merchant
Connie Leon Ayah
Eily Malyon Mrs. Clifford
Vesey O'Davoren 2nd Surveyor
Des Roberts 3rd Director
Ann Shaw Lady Lindley
Peter Shaw Miller
Joseph R. Tozer Sir Frith

Technical Credits
Richard Boleslawski Director
William Goetz Producer
Raymond Griffith Producer
Omar Kiam Costumes/Costume Designer
W.P. Lipscomb Screenwriter
J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer
Barbara McLean Editor
R.J. Minney Screenwriter
Alfred Newman Score Composer

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