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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 »
Genre:
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:
All that a wonderful movie should be 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
Harry 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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Aspect Ratio:
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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Trivia:
Bert Glennon started the movie as director of photography, but became ill and was replaced by Arthur C. Miller, who received the onscreen credit.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the hospital scene toward the end, Fern is in Lady Esketh's room when Tom arrives. He enters and stands next to Fern, clearly empty-handed. Lady Esketh asks Fern to leave and then we see a close-up of her in her bed as she talks to Tom. When the film cuts to a shot of Tom he's standing with a large envelope or file folder in his hand, tapping on it with a finger. He then leaves the room with the folder in his hands.See more »
Quotes:
Maharani:What is Lady Esketh doing at the hospital?
Thomas 'Tom' Ransome:Every conceivable filthy and drudging task.
Maharani:Yes, I suppose Miss MacDaid would have seen to that.
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Soundtrack:
God Save the King!See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
All that a wonderful movie should be, 12 September 2006
Author: lora64 from Canada

I've only seen it for the first time but one can sense it's a great film and has everything one can look for in an excellent story. I settled into it instantly. Vaguely it reminded me of Somerset Maugham's exotic tales of the white man dwelling in far-flung, remote lands.

At the beginning there is a lot of erratic misplaced feelings but eventually romance enters the lives of those who least expect it.

When I saw the floods I too thought of the tsunami tragedy a few years ago, quite a reminder even though this movie dates back more than five decades, the realities of life's tragedies, both human and the natural disaster kind are much the same as ever.

Most other viewer's comments have already given the details of the story so I needn't repeat everything here. It was a surprise to note how well George Brent did in his acting ability for this role, very well done, in my opinion.

Have actually bought the book too and plan on reading it very soon.

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