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Title:Gunga Din

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Date: 1939
Type: Action
Rating: 3 Stars 3/5
Colour: Yes
Director: George Stevens
Producer: George Stevens


Comment
Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Victor McLaglen are three soldiers in India during the British rule. Sam Jaffe is Gunga Din who leads them to a golden temple where they are captured by people of the Thuggie cult and the British army is drawn into a trap trying rescue them. This is a curious film that is part action, part social comment and part comedy that is losely based on the poem by Rudyard Kipling and reflects a time of differing attitudes. It was made at a time when large scale films were made with hundereds of extra's, rather then filling in with CGI versions of actors.

Actors

Cary GrantCary Grant
Douglas Fairbanks JrDouglas Fairbanks Jr
Victor McLaglenVictor McLaglen
Sam JaffeSam Jaffe
Eduardo Ciannelli
Joan FontaineJoan Fontaine
Montagu LoveMontagu Love
Robert Coote
Abner Biberman

Oscars

Nomination
Poem

Rudyard Kipling
GUnga Din