Gunga Din. 1939. USA. Directed by George Stevens. Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Joel Sayre, Fred Guiol, based on the poem by Rudyard Kipling. 117 min.
With Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Sam Jaffe. Three uproarious British officers are posted to British India in the 19th century, during the Thuggee unrest. They’re an all-for-one-and-one-for-all group. Until, that is, someone wants to get married and return to England, and a prank on the impending husband lands the trio in a Thuggee trap. Grant’s wide-eyed wonderment as Sgt. Cutter is riotous.