Essentially a buddy movie, maybe one of the first of this genre, three fellow soldiers and best friends played by Cary Grant, Victor McLagen and Douglas Fairbanks have a series of adventures in northern India (aka Lone Pine, California).
There’s a darker undertone to the film that rears itself in a few scenes covering the occupation of India by the British. Filmed on location with a huge crew of over 900 people, this is definitely a big budget spectacle film. We enjoyed it and Bob relates some of his time in Lone Pine to the film.
Directed by George Stevens and also starring Sam Jaffe and Joan Fontaine, Gunga Din is a fun and at times thought provoking film. So sit back and prepare to be magically transported to the Khyber Pass as the British army fends off the “invading” forces of the Thuggee cult.