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Gunga Din ()


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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.

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Cutter
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MacChesney
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Ballantine
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Gunga Din
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Guru
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Emmy
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Colonel Weed
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Higginbotham
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Chota
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Major Mitchell
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John Alban ...
(uncredited)
Charles Bennett ...
Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
Joe De La Cruz ...
(uncredited)
George Du Count ...
Pandu Lal (uncredited)
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Girl at Party (uncredited)
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Bit Part (uncredited)
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Fulad (uncredited)
Bryant Fryer ...
Scottish Sergeant (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
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Thug Chieftain (uncredited)
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Mr. Stebbins (uncredited)
Frank Leyva ...
Merchant (uncredited)
Audrey Manners ...
Girl at Party (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Girl at Party (uncredited)
Lal Chand Mehra ...
Jadoo (uncredited)
Thom Metzetti ...
(uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Clive Morgan ...
Lancer Captain (uncredited)
Satini Pualoa ...
(uncredited)
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Thug Chieftain (uncredited)
Allen Schute ...
(uncredited)
Reginald Sheffield ...
Rudyard Kipling - Journalist (uncredited)
Paul Singh ...
(uncredited)
Leslie Sketchley ...
Corporal (uncredited)
Tom Tamarez ...
(uncredited)
Carlie Taylor ...
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Lt. Markham (uncredited)
Bruce Wyndham ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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George Stevens

Written by

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Joel Sayre ... (screen play) &
Fred Guiol ... (screen play)
 
Ben Hecht ... (story) &
Charles MacArthur ... (story)
 
Rudyard Kipling ... (poem "Gunga Din")
 
William Faulkner ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Lester Cohen ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
John Colton ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Vincent Lawrence ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Dudley Nichols ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Anthony Veiller ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)

Produced by

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George Stevens ... producer

Music by

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Alfred Newman

Cinematography by

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Joseph H. August ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Henry Berman
John Lockert
John Sturges ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Van Nest Polglase

Set Decoration by

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Darrell Silvera ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Edward Stevenson ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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James R. Barker ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Dan Berns ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Irving Berns ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Mel Berns ... makeup department head (uncredited)
Layne Britton ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Russell Drake ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Charles Gemora ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Abe Haberman ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Joe Hadley ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Walter Hermann ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Dick Johnson ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ben Libizer ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Harry Pringle ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Louis Saintly ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Al Senator ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Howard Smit ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Armand Triller ... makeup artist (uncredited)
William Woods ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Pandro S. Berman ... in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Edward Killy ... assistant director
Dewey Starkey ... assistant director
Robert Parrish ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Perry Ferguson ... associate art director
Nathan Barragar ... props (uncredited)
Claude E. Carpenter ... set dresser (uncredited)
Thomas Grady ... props (uncredited)
Maxwell O. Henry ... props (uncredited)
James Lane ... props (uncredited)
Kenneth J. Marstella ... props (uncredited)
Gene Rossi ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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James G. Stewart ... sound recordist (as James Stewart)
John E. Tribby ... sound recordist
George C. Emick ... sound (uncredited)
John C. Grubb ... sound (uncredited)
Stanford Houghton ... sound (uncredited)
Aubrey C. Lind ... sound (uncredited)
Jack Mark ... sound (uncredited)
Gordon McLean ... sound (uncredited)
Eric Meisel ... sound (uncredited)
Arthur C. Robbins ... sound (uncredited)
Fred Rodgers ... sound (uncredited)
Cecil Shephard ... sound (uncredited)
Jean L. Speak ... boom operator (uncredited)
Kenneth C. Wesson ... sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Vernon L. Walker ... special effects
Russell A. Cully ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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P. Brook ... photographic effects (uncredited)
William Collins ... assistant camera: camera effects (uncredited)
Horace L. Hulburd ... photographic effects (uncredited)
Mario Larrinaga ... camera effects artist (uncredited)
Roger Shearman ... photographic effects (uncredited)
Clifford Stine ... second camera: camera effects (uncredited)
G. Swartz ... photographic effects (uncredited)
M. Zamora ... photographic effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Richard Farnsworth ... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... stunts (uncredited)
Barlow Simpson ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joseph A. August Jr. ... second camera operator (uncredited)
H. Barrett ... grip (uncredited)
Pete Bernard ... grip (uncredited)
H.J. Brandon ... grip (uncredited)
Charles Burke ... camera operator (uncredited)
Tom Clement ... grip (uncredited)
William H. Clothier ... camera operator (uncredited)
T. Connelly ... grip (uncredited)
Charles Davis ... camera operator (uncredited)
Thomas East ... best boy (uncredited)
Earl Gilpin ... grip (uncredited)
Alexander Kahle ... still photographer (uncredited)
George Marquenie ... gaffer (uncredited)
C. Noren ... grip (uncredited)
W. Norton ... grip (uncredited)
Eddie Pyle ... second camera operator (uncredited)
William Record ... grip (uncredited)
F. Reed ... grip (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Charles Straumer ... second camera operator (uncredited)
Leon Turen ... camera operator (uncredited)
William Whitaker ... camera operator (uncredited)
Joe Zaslove ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ray Camp ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Harold Clandenning ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Bill Durant ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Harry Lawrence ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Bill Rabb ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Fred Starns ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Wesley Trist ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Pat Williams ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Robert Russell Bennett ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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William Briers ... technical advisor (as Sergeant Major William Briers)
Robert Erskine Holland ... technical advisor (as Sir Robert Erskine Holland)
Clive Morgan ... technical advisor (as Captain Clive Morgan)
Art Bruggerman ... stand-in (uncredited)
Phoebe Campbell ... stand-in (uncredited)
Gordon B. Clarke ... stand-in: Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (uncredited)
Hilda Grenier ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Mal Merrihugh ... stand-in (uncredited)
Barlow Simpson ... elephant trainer (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Based loosely on the poem by Rudyard Kipling, this takes place in British India during the Thuggee uprising. Three fun loving sergeants are doing fine until one of them wants to get married and leave the service. The other two trick him into a final mission where they end up confronting the entire cult by themselves as the British Army is entering a trap. This is of the "War is fun" school of movie making. It has the flavour of watching Notre Dame play an inferior high school team. Written by John Vogel

Plot Keywords
Taglines Barbaric Splendor - Gasping Magnitude - Adventure ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Aufstand in Sidi Hakim (Austria)
  • Gunga Din - lansiärernas hjälte (Sweden)
  • Гунга Дин (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Ganga Din (Japan)
  • Aufstand in Sidi Hakim (West Germany)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Budget $1,910,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Upon release a campaign was launched by the Indian magazine "Filmindia" against what it called misrepresentation of Indian characters in the film, and the displaying of insensitivity towards Hindu customs. Following riots in India and Malaya the film was withdrawn by the censors. See more »
Goofs Ballantine and MacChesney are bound and gagged when the last Thuggee is about to behead them after Gunga Din sounds the alarm. Cutter shoots the Thuggee and Ballantine and MacChesney are unbound as they rush to Cutter's side. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Look Back in Anger (1959). See more »
Soundtracks God Save the King! See more »
Crazy Credits The credits appear on a gong. Standing next to the gong is a Hindu man, and every time he strikes the gong, the credits change. See more »
Quotes Colonel Weed: [reading from the poem by the journalist, Rudyard Kipling] "Though I've belted you and flayed you / By the living God that made you / You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din."
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