31 Days of Oscar: The Lost Patrol (1934)

The Lost Patrol (1934)

The Lost Patrol (1934, RKO Radio Pictutres)

This film is proof positive that brevity can still cause impact and that an unseen enemy can be the most frightening. This is another John Ford film, but this one is so eerie, and builds its characters well such that the doomed nature of the mission has an even greater effect. Even Boris Karloff, in an early dramatic turn, as over-the-top as he is here, has an arc and shows the effects of the strain faced so well.

Score: 9/10
Oscar Nominations/Wins: 1/0

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2 comments

  1. Thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating adventure film. Apparently, it was a favourite of young Charles Schulz and is one reason Snoopy’s brother Spike lived in the desert.

    • bernardovillela · February 13

      I did not know that! Thanks for reading and the insightful comment!

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