Gunga Din poster

Gunga Din 1939

About Gunga Din

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 friends to rescue him.

Gunga Din Cast

Gunga Din Crew


George StevensDirector
Edward KillyAssistant director
Dewey StarkeyAssistant director


George StevensProducer
Pandro S. BermanProduction manager


Rudyard KiplingPoem
Joseph H. AugustCinematography
Hilda GrenierTechnical advisor
Vernon L. WalkerSpecial effects
Clive MorganTechnical advisor
Robert ErskineTechnical advisor
William BriersTechnical advisor


Ben HechtStory
Joel SayreWriter
Fred GuiolWriter
Charles MacArthurStory
Fred GuiolScreenplay
Joel SayreScreenplay

Costume & make-up

Mel BernsMakeup department head
Walter HermannMakeup artist
Pat WilliamsWardrobe designer
Fred StarnsWardrobe master
Edward StevensonCostume designer


Alfred NewmanMusic
Cecil ShephardSound
Kenneth C. WessonSound
James G. StewartSound recordist
John E. TribbySound recordist


Henry BermanEditor
John LockertEditor


Charles BurkeCamera operator
Eddie PyleCamera operator
Tom ClementGrip


Van Nest PolglaseArt direction
Darrell SilveraSet decoration
Perry FergusonAssistant art director