Although cavalry troops did not play much of a role during WW I, THE LIGHTHORSEMEN tells the story of one successful use of mounted infantry troops in that conflict--the charge of the Australian Lighthorse at Beersheba, a desert town in Palestine held by Turkish troops. The plot focuses
on a quartet of Lighthorsemen (Blake, Walton, McKenzie, and Sweet) who participate in the charge. The film is filled with war-movie cliches, but the care that went into THE LIGHTHORSEMEN is obvious, and its $10-million budget shows. The charge itself is unlike anything that's been done in
Hollywood in decades, and the only scene that compares is the climactic attack in THE CHARGE OF...