"You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din." In that same vein, fans of classic action-adventures won't find any better film that this exhilarating tale, directed by George Stevens. Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. star as cheeky soldiers of Queen and Empire who never run short of battlefield gallantry and chin-up heroics as they combat a murderous sect in colonial India. Stevens skillfully orchestrates teeming battle sequences and boisterous humor. And Sam Jaffe memorably plays the title role of the lowly water-bearer who yearns to be a soldier...and seizes the chance to prove his mettle. The years go by, but the fact remains: Gunga Din is "the Hollywood action-adventure yarn" (Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide).

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Gunga Din (1939)

Unrated

War/Action/Adventure/Classic/Comedy · 1h 57m · 2/17/1939

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Armies and elephants...Love and laughter...Breathless adventure tuned to the rolling thunder of red drumfire in seething India.

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"You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din." In that same vein, fans of classic action-adventures won't find any better film that this exhilarating tale, directed by George Stevens. Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. star as cheeky soldiers of Queen and Empire who never run short of battlefield gallantry and chin-up heroics as they combat a murderous sect in colonial India. Stevens skillfully orchestrates teeming battle sequences and boisterous humor. And Sam Jaffe memorably plays the title role of the lowly water-bearer who yearns to be a soldier...and seizes the chance to prove his mettle. The years go by, but the fact remains: Gunga Din is "the Hollywood action-adventure yarn" (Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide).

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

RKO Radio Pictures

Budget

$1,910,000
Part Of
Cast
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Cary Grant

Sgt. Archibald Cutter
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Victor McLaglen

Sgt. 'Mac' MacChesney
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Sgt. Thomas 'Tommy' Ballantine
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Sam Jaffe

Gunga Din
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Eduardo Ciannelli

Guru
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Joan Fontaine

Emaline 'Emmy' Stebbins
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Montagu Love

Col. Weed
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Robert Coote

Sgt. Bertie Higginbotham
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Abner Biberman

Chota
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Lumsden Hare

Maj. Mitchell
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John Alban

(uncredited)
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Charles Bennett

Telegraph operator (uncredited)
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Joe De La Cruz

(uncredited)
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George Du Count

Thug chieftain (uncredited)
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Ann Evers

Girl at party (uncredited)
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Richard Farnsworth

Bit part (uncredited)
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Olin Francis

Fulad (uncredited)
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Bryant Fryer

Scottish sergeant (uncredited)
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Sam Harris

(uncredited)
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Jamiel Hasson

Thug chieftain (uncredited)
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Cecil Kellaway

Mr. Stebbins (uncredited)
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Frank Leyva

Merchant (uncredited)
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Audrey Manners

Girl at party (uncredited)
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Joe McGuinn

(uncredited)
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Fay McKenzie

Girl at party (uncredited)
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Lal Chand Mehra

Jadoo (uncredited)
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Thom Metzetti

(uncredited)
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Art Mix

(uncredited)
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Clive Morgan

Lancer captain (uncredited)
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Satini Pualoa

(uncredited)
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George Regas

Thug chieftain (uncredited)
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Allen Schute

(uncredited)
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Reginald Sheffield

Rudyard Kipling, journalist (uncredited)
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Paul Singh

(uncredited)
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Leslie Sketchley

Corporal (uncredited)
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Tom Tamarez

(uncredited)
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Carlie Taylor

(uncredited)
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Roland Varno

Lt. Markham (uncredited)
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Bruce Wyndham

(uncredited)
Crew
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George Stevens

Director
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Joel Sayre

Writer
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Fred Guiol

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Gunga Din

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

12/7/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Gunga Din

(DVD)

5/4/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

Gunga Din

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Gunga Din

(DVD)

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