Starring: Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Victor McLaglen, Sam Jaffe, Joan Fontaine
Director: George Stevens
Based very loosely on work by Rudyard Kipling, Gunga Din is the story of three soldiers who go on one last adventure before one of them will be leaving the British Army in India to get married. They wind up working to stop the slaughter of many innocent lives at the hand of the Thugee murder cult. An adventure classic that influenced movies for decades to come.
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I remember seeing Gunga Din on a serial show called Magic Shadows that chopped old films into cliff hangers. Hosted by Elwy Yost (father of Graham who wrote Speed). And I was seeing it after having seen Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, so it was especially interesting to see what influenced Indy.