Bengal Brigade


Bengal Brigade is a 1954 American adventure war film directed by Laslo Benedek and starring Rock Hudson, Arlene Dahl and Ursula Thiess.[1][2] The film was produced and distributed by Universal Pictures, based on the 1952 novel Bengal Tigers by Hall Hunter.[3] It was released in Britain as Bengal Rifles.

Bengal Brigade
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Directed byLaslo Benedek
Written bySeton I. Miller
Richard Alan Simmons
Based onBengal Tigers by Hall Hunter
Produced byTed Richmond
StarringRock Hudson
Arlene Dahl
Ursula Thiess
CinematographyMaury Gertsman
Edited byFrank Gross
Music byHans J. Salter
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • October 27, 1954 (1954-10-27)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States


Set in British India in 1857, at the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny. A British officer, Captain Claybourne (Rock Hudson), is cashiered from his regiment over a charge of disobeying orders, but finds that his duty to his men is far from over. He loves his Colonel's daughter (Arlene Dahl) and redeems himself in fighting renegade Sepoys.



  1. ^ Bego p.65
  2. ^ Richards p.360
  3. ^ Goble p.234


  • Bego, Mark. Rock Hudson: Public and Private : an Unauthorized Biography. New American Library, 1986.
  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
  • Richards, Jeffrey. Visions of Yesterday. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973.

External linksEdit

  • Bengal Brigade at IMDb