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Gunga Din(1939)

Directed by George Stevens. Cast: Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Victor McLaglen, Sam Jaffe, Joan Fontaine. Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Victor McLaglen, Sam Jaffe, Joan Fontaine. Adventure story of three English soldier comrades battling the savage punjabs in India, and their lowly water-bearer, Gunga Din, who longs to be a soldier. Based on Rudyard Kipling's poem, Gunga Din. Special DVD features: Commentary by historian Rudy Behlmer; making of documentary on location with Gunga Din; 1939 theatrical trailer; 1957 re-release trailer; Porky Pig Looney Tunes cartoon: The Film Fan. 117 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Awards & HonorsNational Film Registry SelectionReviews and articles:Chapman, James Cull, Nicholas J. "America's Kipling: Gunga Din (1939)." In: Projecting Empire : Imperialism and Popular Cinema I.B.Tauris, 2009 (Full text available online [UCB users only])Chowdhry, P. "Villains and Loyalists: Constructing Colonial Concerns in Gunga Din (1939)." Indian Historical Review January/July 2002 vol. 29 no. 1-2 145-197 Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users onlyJacobs, Lea. "The B film and the problem of cultural distinction." Screen; 1992, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p1-13, 13pJaher, Frederic Cople; Kling, Blair B. "Hollywood's India: The Meaning of RKO's "Gunga Din"." Film & History 38:2 (Fall 2008) p. 33-44 Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users onlyLeibfried, Philip. Rudyard Kipling and Sir Henry Rider Haggard on screen, stage, radio, and television / by Philip Leibfried. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR4858.F55 L45 2000)Thronley, Davinia. "Conceptions of Empire: Three Colonial War Films." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 107-17, Spring 2004Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only