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Gunga Din (24-Jan-1939)

Director: George Stevens

Writers: Joel Sayre; Fred Guiol; Ben Hecht; Charles MacArthur

From novel: Gunga Din by Rudyard Kipling (original poem basis)

Music by: Alfred Newman

Producer: George Stevens

Keywords: Action/Adventure, India

Three British sergeants and Gunga Din, a bhisti (water carrier) in 19th Century India fight a revival of the Thuggees, a murderous cult of Kali worshipers. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography. Entered 1999 into the National Film Registry. Loosely based on Rudyard Kipling's poem of the same name, Gunga Din served as direct inspiration for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Abner Biberman
Actor
1-Apr-1909 20-Jun-1977 Knock on Wood
Eduardo Ciannelli
Actor
30-Aug-1889 8-Oct-1969 Strange Cargo
Robert Coote
Actor
4-Feb-1909 26-Nov-1982 My Fair Lady
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Actor
9-Dec-1909 7-May-2000 Sinbad the Sailor
Joan Fontaine
Actor
22-Oct-1917 15-Dec-2013 Suspicion
Cary Grant
Actor
18-Jan-1904 29-Nov-1986 North by Northwest
Sam Jaffe
Actor
10-Mar-1891 24-Mar-1984 Gunga Din
Montagu Love
Actor
15-Mar-1877 17-May-1943 British character actor
Victor McLaglen
Actor
11-Dec-1883 7-Nov-1959 The Informer

CAST

Starring
Cary Grant   ...   Cutter
Victor McLaglen   ...   MacChesney
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.   ...   Ballantine
with
Sam Jaffe   ...   Gunga Din
Eduardo Ciannelli   ...   Guru
Joan Fontaine   ...   Emmmy
Montagu Love   ...   Col. Weed
Robert Coote   ...   Higginbotham
Abner Biberman   ...   Chota
Lumsden Hare   ...   Maj. Mitchell

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