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).
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