Plot Summary

Mountains Of India. The end of the nineteenth century. A gang of indigenous rebel Telegraph line breaks and destroys a British checkpoint in one of the gorges. To clarify the circumstances and restore there poison three veterans — sergeants cutter, McChesney and Ballantine. These guys are notorious bullies, wizards, swords, gunslingers and adventurers — they have long been eager to find some ancient Indian treasure, but fortune is not merciful to them. During the March, accompanied by a small detachment of soldiers-Indians and carriers of water, which in India is called "bhisti" — one of them Gunga DIN, whose life is only one dream — to become a soldier. There they encounter a sect of murderers Tags, which previously was considered the dark legend of the past, and now regained its force and kills civilians. To be the decisive battle in which everyone is destined to play a role

Did You Know?

The scenario at the end of the film was supposed to be Kipling himself as a chronicler of the exploits of British soldiers. The writer's widow spoke out strongly against his image in the movie, and the scene with the actor R. Sheffield (playing Rudyard Kipling) had to be cut. Only in the 1980s during the restoration of the film, Ted Turner (who owned the rights to the old RKO films) ordered the return of these scenes in the picture.

Working to turn a hundred poems in a dynamic 120-minute film, worked five writers, including future Nobel laureate William Faulkner. The main writers Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur in writing of the storyline was based not so much on the poems of Kipling, but from his own short story "Three soldiers".

The landscape is reminiscent of North Indian, the filmmakers were able to find in the Sierra Nevada. Ballantine role originally meant for Cary Grant, but even more attracted to the figure of the treasure, which was invited by Fairbanks. The final distribution of roles was decided by coin thrown in the air by Director Stevens.

In 1999, "Gunga DIN" was listed on the national register of the most significant films. Despite the inherent source material of the imperialist prejudices of the colonial era and some dragged out scenes of military maneuvers, this film had a huge impact on the further development of the adventure genre.

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