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Kim (1950)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Family | 26 January 1951 (USA)
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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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orphan | lama | spy | russian | tibetan | See All (47) »

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Famed Spectacular Adventure Story Filmed Against Authentic Backgrounds in Mystic India The Greatest Spy Thriller of Them All! See more »


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26 January 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rudyard Kipling's Kim  »

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Box Office

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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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The film could not be made during World War II as it was considered pro-British Empire and anti-Russian. 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 »

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uncredited: Begone, thou filth of the earth. Thou infected descendant of unspeakable slime!
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The "I" in the title is dotted by a crescent. See more »

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Referenced in The Virgin Soldiers (1969) 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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