Eight people are trapped on an island when their plane abandons them. They find a large mansion whose butler is expecting them. Then one by one, they die...



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Complete credited cast:
Anand (as Manoj)
Barrister Rakesh
Miss Kitty
The Butler
Dhumal ...
Mister Dharamdas
Dr. Acharya
Tarun Bose ...
Madhusudan Sharma
Manmohan ...
Mr. Kishan
Laxmi Chhaya ...
Masked Dancer


After dancing together in a night club, seven young people (five men and two women) are told they have won the night's dance contest and are instructed to board a small plane that will take them to their prize holiday. Instead, they end up stranded on a small island with one of the plane's co-pilots. In search of shelter, the eight go to a mansion where they meet a sinister-looking butler who announces that he knows all them and has been expecting their arrival. After a few musical numbers, castaways begin dropping dead one by one. Who could the killer be, and will any of them escape his grasp? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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6 February 1965 (India)  »

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The shooting of Gumnaam began in April 1964 and ended only in January 1965 due to the busy schedules of Nanda, Pran and Helen. See more »


The band in the "Jaan Pehechaan Ho" scene are obviously not playing the song: the horn players play when the horns aren't heard; the guitarists don't even pretend to play the right chords; an electric guitar is heard, yet the band "plays" acoustic guitars; and the band has no string section even though violins are heard. See more »


Version of Ten Little Indians (1959) See more »


Hum Kaale Hain To
Lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal (as Shanker and Jaikishan)
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One of the most entertaining bits I've seen...
18 November 2002 | by (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – See all my reviews

Hailing from Bollywood, Gumnaam is a true classic. No, my friends, not because of grand acting or good lighting, but how utterly horrible it is makes me laugh so hard. I watched this last Thanksgiving with most of my family, and some of us were rolling on the ground in laughter. It's like the "Plan 9" of India. Beware, fellow film buffs, and witness the most entertaining cinema piece to come out of India EVER!

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