A friendly street kid in India, during the last years of the nineteenth century, looks and considers himself Indian, but is in fact a Brit. The Brits discover his true origin, and train him as a spy.

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Lama
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Mahbub Ali
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Babu
Ravi Sheth ...
Kim
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Col. Creighton
Lee Montague ...
Kozelski
Alfred Burke ...
Lurgan
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Cpl. Bruce
Bill Leadbitter ...
Gorin
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Indra
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Peter Childs ...
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Noel Coleman ...
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Widow of Kulu
Lavlin ...
Shahana
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A friendly street kid in India, during the last years of the nineteenth century, looks and considers himself Indian, but is in fact a Brit. The Brits discover his true origin, and train him as a spy.

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Kim: [Speaking to the unborn child in Indra's belly] Do you not want to be born, little brother? It's really not so bad out here. All you have to do is be quick - and a little bit wicked - and you'll be as happy as Kim.
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An abomination
19 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is quite possibly the worst movie ever made. If you love Kipling's book, do not watch this movie, it will ruin it for you forever. Once you see this dreadful trash, you cannot unsee it. 6'2" tall Brit Peter O'Toole plays the 4'9" Tibetan Yellow Hat lama wearing a $5 bald wig, and was reportedly so drunk during the filming that he often fell down and forgot his lines. Absolutely awful, with production values which make Plan 9 From Outer Space look good. Mahbub Ali is another horrendous disappointment. For some reason, film makers feel a compulsive need to make all Pashtun characters look like drag queens in gypsy costumes. Instead of a wily, dangerous hillman, Mahbub Ali looks like a portly flamenco dancer doing a routine on a cruise ship with a lot of gaily colored scarves attached to him. This film is so bad, it's hard to believe the filmmakers were not intentionally making a parody of an Ed Woods film.


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