About

British army sergeants Ballantine, Cutter and MacChesney serve in India during the 1880s, along with their native water-bearer, Gunga Din. While completing a dangerous telegraph-repair mission, they unearth evidence of the suppressed Thuggee cult. When Gunga Din tells the sergeants about a secret temple made of gold, the fortune-hunting Cutter is captured by the Thuggees, and it's up to his friend...

7.5
13
Directed by

George Stevens

Written by

Fred Guiol (Screenplay)
Joel Sayre (Screenplay)
Ben Hecht (Story)
Charles MacArthur (Story)

Runtime

117 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Thrills for a thousand movies plundered for one mighty show!...The picture that sweeps the screen like a cyclone!

Cast

Keywords

british empire uprising army soldier 19th century thuggee uprising

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Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White