New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

Gunga Din

November 5, 1999 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1939, 117 minutes, b&w, 16mm)
Directed by George Stevens
Starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Sam Jaffe, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Based loosely on the poem by Rudyard Kipling, GUNGA DIN takes place in British India during the Thuggee uprising. Three British soldiers, with the aid of an Indian waterboy, Gunga Din, fight the rebel forces in this comic adventure. The film was so costly that it nearly bankrupted RKO.