Gunga Din

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Of course one winces a little at the smug colonialist attitudes, and at the patronising 'You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din' which commemorates the humble native water-bearer's sacrifice after he dies blowing a bugle to save the Raj from falling into an ambush. All the same this is a pretty spiffing adventure yarn, with some classically staged fights, terrific performances, and not too much stiff upper lip as Kipling's soldiers three go about their rowdy, non-commissioned, and sometimes disreputable capers. What, one wonders, did William Faulkner contribute, uncredited, to the bulldozing Hecht/MacArthur script?

By: TM


Release details

114 mins

Cast and crew

George Stevens
Joel Sayre, FredGuiol, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur
Cary Grant
Victor McLaglen
Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Joan Fontaine
Sam Jaffe
Eduardo Ciannelli
Montagu Love
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