Gunga Din ★★★★ 1939
The prototypical “buddy” film. Three veteran British sergeants in India try to suppress a native uprising, but it's their water boy, the intrepid Gunga Din, who saves the day. Friendship, loyalty, and some of the best action scenes ever filmed. Based loosely on Rudyard Kipling's famous poem, the story is credited to Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, and William Faulkner (who is uncredited). Also available colorized. 117m/B VHS, DVD . Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Sam Jaffe, Eduardo Ciannelli, Montagu Love, Joan Fontaine, Abner Biberman, Robert Coote, Lumsden Hare, Cecil Kellaway, Roland Varno, George Regas, Reginald (Reggie, Reggy) Sheffield, Clive Morgan; D: George Stevens; W: Fred Guiol, Joel Sayre, Ben Hecht, William Faulkner; C: Joseph August; M: Alfred Newman. Natl. Film Reg. ‘99.