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Kim (1950)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Family | 26 January 1951 (USA)
During the British Raj, the orphan of a British soldier poses as a Hindu and is torn between his loyalty to a Buddhist mystic and aiding the English secret service.

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Kim, a young boy living on his own on the streets of India, is actually the son of a British officer. He meets a lama, a holy man, and devotes himself to his tending. But when British administrators discover his birthright, he is placed in a British school. His nature, however, is opposed to the regimentation expected for the son of a British soldier, and he rebels. His familiarity with Indian life and his ability to pass as an Indian child allows him to function as a spy for the British as they attempt to thwart revolution and invasion of India. Rejoining his holy man, Kim (with the help of daring adventurer Mahbub Ali) takes on a dangerous mission. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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26 January 1951 (USA)  »

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Rudyard Kipling's Kim  »

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Budget:

$2,049,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,896,000, 31 December 1951

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,348,000, 31 December 1951
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Errol Flynn was initially excited about going to India, and turned down the studio's offer of the lead in King Solomon's Mines (1950), which ultimately went to Stewart Granger. However all of Flynn's scenes in this film were shot in the studio and matched in the editing room with long shot second unit footage of his double. See more »

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Near the end, Kim's string of beads alternates between being tucked inside his jacket in full shots and hanging outside the coat, draped over his lapels, in close-ups See more »

Quotes

Kim: [as they are about to cross a stream, Kim spots a cobra on a rock] No, holy one, don't go there. See - a cobra, king cobra!
Lama: [Kim picks up a large stone to kill it] No, let him live out his life! He's bound on the wheel of life as we are. Great evil this soul must have done to be reborn in this shape!
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The "I" in the title is dotted by a crescent. See more »

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Referenced in Broadway Open House: Episode dated 14 December 1950 (1950) See more »

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14 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Excellent rendition of the Rudyard Kipling novel! True to the book, and preserving the nuance and subtleties of the original. A must see for any one and highly recomended for children. A great stocking stuffer, or gift for any child as an opening to the great writing of Kipling.


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