You're a better man than IGUNGA DIN

(1939)
With Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Sam Jaffe, Joan Fontaine
Directed by George Stevens
Black and White
Review by JL

     An adventure classic, something of an Indiana Jones film for its time, GUNGA DIN is a rousing mix of heroics, humor, and various feats of derring-do.  Sergeants Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. are members of a British army unit stationed in India and assigned to protect the natives from murderous religious fanatics.  Note to today's short-attention-span filmmakers: here's how to pack a film full of thrills and laughs and still have plenty of room for character development.  Grand entertainment from Hollywood's Golden Age, with an ending that'll make even the macho guys in the audience shed a manly tear or two. 5 - JL

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