Gunga Din

United States, 1938

Film
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Gunga Din is rowdy, heroic, exciting, funny and steeped in the romantic tradition of moviemaking. A sergeant in the British army, Cutter is a restless treasure-seeker likely to get everyone into trouble; MacChesney is a typically gruff and aggressive NCO always ready for a fight; and Ballantine is a gentleman who thinks he wants to leave the army to marry his one true love. Gunga Din is an Indian water carrier, a friend in need to the trouble-making trio - a simple man who is destined to become a hero. Based on the poem by Rudyard Kipling the film stars Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Joan Fontaine.

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Credits

producer/director

George Stevens

production company

RKO Radio Pictures

Duration

01:57:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1938

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302249

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q760012

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