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Director:
Writers:
Philip Dunne (screen play) and
Julien Josephson (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
15 September 1939 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The adventurous Lady Edwina Esketh travels to the princely state of Ranchipur in India with her husband... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Watch out the water's rising! See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Myrna Loy ... Lady Edwina Esketh

Tyrone Power ... Major Rama Safti
George Brent ... Tom Ransome
Brenda Joyce ... Fern Simon

Nigel Bruce ... Lord Albert Esketh
Maria Ouspenskaya ... Maharani

Joseph Schildkraut ... Mr. Bannerjee

Mary Nash ... Miss Mac Daid

Jane Darwell ... Aunt Phoebe - Mrs. Smiley
Marjorie Rambeau ... Mrs. Simon

Henry Travers ... Rev. Homer Smiley

H.B. Warner ... Maharajah
Laura Hope Crews ... Lily Hoggett-Egburry
William Royle ... Raschid Ali Khan
C. Montague Shaw ... General Keith (as Montague Shaw)
Harry Hayden ... Rev. Elmer Simon
Herbert Evans ... Bates
Abner Biberman ... John - the Baptist
Mara Alexander ... Mrs. Bannerjee
William Edmunds ... Mr. Das
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Abdo ... Soldier (uncredited)
Sonia Charsky ... Princess (uncredited)
Zebedy Colt ... Boy Piano Player (uncredited)
Guy D'Ennery ... Mr. Durga (uncredited)
Dominie Duval ... Girl (uncredited)
Fern Emmett ... Hindu Woman (uncredited)
Rosina Galli ... Nurse (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Officer (uncredited)
Jamiel Hasson ... Aide-de-Camp (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Doctor (uncredited)
Adele Labanset ... Princess (uncredited)
Frank Lackteen ... Engineer (uncredited)
Connie Leon ... Nurse (uncredited)
Lal Chand Mehra ... Jama Singh - Rajput Chant Singer (uncredited)
Rita Page ... Esketh's Maid (uncredited)
George Regas ... Rajput (uncredited)
Pedro Regas ... Offical (uncredited)

Directed by
Clarence Brown 
 
Writing credits
Philip Dunne (screen play) and
Julien Josephson (screen play)

Louis Bromfield (novel)

Produced by
Harry Joe Brown .... associate producer
Darryl F. Zanuck .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alfred Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur C. Miller (director of photography) (as Arthur Miller)
Bert Glennon (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Barbara McLean 
 
Art Direction by
William S. Darling  (as William Darling)
George Dudley 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Gwen Wakeling (costumes)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Otto Brower .... second unit director (uncredited)
Sol Halperin .... second unit director (uncredited)
Booth McCracken .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Edmund H. Hansen .... sound department head (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special effects scenes stager
Edmund H. Hansen .... special effects sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph LaShelle .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harold Lloyd Morris .... technical advisor (uncredited)
George Remington .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Charles E. Whittaker .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
103 min | 105 min (copyright length)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #5320) | USA:TV-G (tv rating)

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According to Arthur Miller - the cinematographer who replaced Glennon - the real reason that Glennon left the production was not illness but because Clarence Brown was not happy with his work, believing it was "not brilliant enough". According to Miller, Brown "wanted the whole thing to shine. And Glennon made it shadowy and soft" (Miller quoted in Higham. Hollywood Cameramen. 143). Glennon walked off the production and Miller stepped in. Miller also repeats this version of events in his own autobiography, One Reel a Week.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the hospital scene toward the end, Fern is in Lady Eskwith's room when Tom arrives. He enters and stands next to Fern, and he clearly has nothing in his hands. Lady Eskwith asks Fern to leave and then we see a close-up of her in the hospital bed as she talks to Tom. When the scene changes to Tom, he is standing with a large envelope or file folder in his hand, tapping or flicking it with one finger. He leaves the room with the folder in his hands.See more »
Quotes:
Maharani:[Major Safti has just been handed an important note] What is it, Major?
Major Rama Safti:It has come sooner than I expected: several cases of the plague in the Sweepers Quarters. On top of that, half the water in Ranchipur must be polluted.
Maharani:Do what you can to keep the plague from spreading. Burn down the whole Quarter if you must.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Watch out the water's rising!, 14 July 2013
Author: jjnxn-1 from United States

High gloss drama with first class special effects. In fact the film was the winner of the first Oscar given for special effects. Myrna somewhat surprisingly plays at least in the beginning a selfish slut, a high class slut but a slut nonetheless, redeemed by love and hardship. Tyrone Power although not at all believable as an Indian is capable and sincere and almost supernaturally beautiful. Even the customarily stolid George Brent after some initial stiffness is better and more relaxed than usual. Excellent production values and a first rate supporting cast make this an entertaining winner. Another classy enterprise from that golden year of 1939.

Remade in color, but with a lot of the guts cut out, as the Rains of Ranchipur with Lana Turner and Richard Burton. That version is an okay time filler but this one is superior in every way.

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