Trivia: Gunga Din

Gunga Din (the 1939 movie)

  • What Could Have Been:
    • Howard Hawks was in line to direct for a while.
    • The title role was intended for the Indian actor Sabu, who had come to fame in Elephant Boy and would go on to star in The Thief of Bagdad and Jungle Book. (Elephant Boy and Jungle Book were, like Gunga Din, inspired by the writings of Rudyard Kipling.)