Gunga Din (DVD)

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    ITEM#: 3203939

    George Stevens' classic action-comedy stars Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Victor McLaglen as a trio of carousing British army officers in 1890s colonial India. When the telegraph wires to one of the British outposts are found to have been cut, the three friends, Sergeants Cutter (Grant), Ballantine (Fairbanks), and McChesney (McLaglen), are sent to investigate. They encounter the Thugges, a cult of religious extremists intent on driving the British from their land, but are able to repel their attack. After the soldiers return to their posts, Ballantine decides to leave the service and marry his girlfriend, Emmy Stebbins (Joan Fontaine). His friends are horrified by this news, and try to concoct a ruse to keep him in the army. While waiting, the mercenary Cutter, led by Gunga Din--their loyal, native water-bearer, goes into the hills in search of gold. They find that the temple of gold is, in fact, the headquarters of the Thugges, who capture Cutter, but allow Din to escape. Stevens makes good use of his slapstick training here, putting a comic twist on the potential cliches of nearly every scene. In doing so, he creates of one of the most sheerly entertaining films every made. The three principals are perfectly cast, and the film boosted Grant to a new level of stardom. However, the unfortunate, "white man's burden" treatment accorded to Gunga Din must be seen in the context of the film's more benighted time.

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    UPC 053939683622
    Studio Warner Brothers
    Format DVD
    Genre Drama
    Rating Not Rated
    Dimensions 5.5" x 0.75" x 7.75" WxHxD
    Weight 0.24 lbs
    Stars Sam Jaffe, Joan Fontaine, Cecil Kellaway, Robert Coote, Douglas Fairbanks, Lumsden Hare, Victor McLaglen, Montagu Love, Abner Biberman, Charles Bennett, Cary Grant, Eduardo Ciannelli
    Directors George Stevens

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    • Gunga Din a great classic movie.
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      One of the least known classics out there. Its fun to watch, and now I finally own it on DVD and watch it even more. This movie is full of laughter, suspense and a little of the old slap stick style comedy. I have watched it something like 10 to 15 times. So enjoy it!! for I sure did.

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