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Gunga Din

Directed by George Stevens
United States, 1939
Adventure, War


Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem, this film tells the story of three English soldier comrades battling the Punjabi in India while accompanied by their lowly water-bearer Gunga Din, who longs to be a fighter himself.

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Gunga Din Directed by George Stevens

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1940 | Nominee: Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

National Film Preservation Board

1999 | Winner: National Film Registry

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