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Charge of the Lancers Details


Charge of the Lancers is an all too typical Columbia "B" adventure film of the 1950s, with inexpensive sets, fading stars, and miles of stock footage. Paulette Goddard, pushing 50, plays a lively gypsy girl who romance an British military officer (the robustly non-British Jean-Pierre Aumont) during the Crimean War of the 1850s. Goddard and Aumont are captured by the Russians, but escape to do some spying for the Allied cause. All of this leads up to the British victory at Sebastopol, staged with both eyes on the budget sheet by resourceful director William Castle. Charge of the Lancers was filmed in Technicolor, evidently the only real expenditure made by "quickie" producer Sam Katzman. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Paulette Goddard
as Tanya
Jean-Pierre Aumont
as Capt. Eric Evoir
Richard Stapley
as Maj. Bruce Lindsey
Karin [Katharine] Booth
as Maria Sand
Charles Irwin
as Tom Daugherty
Lester Matthews
as Gen. Stanhope
Ivan Triesault
as Dr. Manus
Lou Merrill
as Col. Zemansky
Tony Roux
as Asa
Charles Horvath
as Capt. Michael Garetzo
Fernanda Eliscu
as Keta
Gregory Gaye
as Cpl. Bonikoff
Fernanda Eliscu
as Keta


William Castle
Sam Katzman
Henry Freulich
Henry Batista
Paul Palmentola
Art Director