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March 31, 2016
Great Adventure Film that catches the Spirit of Colonial India and mix it with Amusing Humour, Fresh Diagloes, Beautiful Pictures of Indian Culture & Nature and Impressive Action Dean Stockwell and Erroly Flynn are hillarious the Soundtrack is bombastic
½ March 31, 2016
Kim is an amazing film. It is about an orphan of a British soldier who is torn between his loyalty to a Buddhist monk and aiding the English secret service. Errol Flynn and Dean Stockwell give fantastic performances. The screenplay is well written. Victor Saville did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the adventure and drama. Kim is a must see.
March 31, 2016
This is the work of the devil.

An orphaned British boy is raised in India with the strengths and discipline of an Indian boy. He finds plenty of useful ways to make a living while following his master to perfection. However, the British secret service arrives in India hoping to take down a ruthless gangster and the orphan will need to decide to help or stick to his rigid upbringing.

"Let me see you match wits with him."

Victor Saville, director of The Silver Chalice, Tonight and Every Night, Green Dolphin Street, Dark Journey, The Office Girl, The Iron Duke, and The W Plan, delivers Kim. The storyline for this picture is very interesting and carried by unique and dynamic characters. The acting is very good and the cast includes Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lucas, Thomas Gomez, Reginald Owen, and Cecil Kellaway.

"Those who beg in silence starve in silence."

I came across this picture on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and had to DVR it since it starred Errol Flynn. This was a well done movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters are worthwhile and entertaining and the film comes together well. I recommend seeing this once.

"I killed my first man when I was fifteen years old."

Grade: B
½ March 31, 2016
75/100. A wonderful adventure film, based on the Rudyard Kipling classic story. Errol Flynn is ideally cast and Dean Stockwell does a fine job as well. Excellent color cinematography, impressive art direction. Overall, the production is great. The pacing is a little uneven, it should have been shorter. But it is a fine film, light, exciting and entertaining.
March 31, 2016
one of Flynn's later movies, he has more of a minor role in this, but is still great as red beard who trains Kim in the ways of the street, espionage, etc, and get caught up in the Great Game, a tension of the powers of England and Russia, both wanting to continually expand their empires.
March 31, 2016
good stuff but no Gunga Din
½ March 23, 2013
Dean Stockwell as a child actor and Errol Flynn late in his career. Filmed in India and based on the Kipling novel. An alright movie.
January 6, 2013
Kim (1950) -- [6.5] -- This Rudyard Kipling adventure stars young Dean Stockwell in the title role, playing a sneaky street-wise kid who spies for British Intelligence in colonial India. The adventure is a little more episodic than I prefer, bringing Kim into contact with several supporting players, including an older spy named Red Beard (an underutilized Errol Flynn), a curt hypnotist (Arnold Moss), and a holy man (Paul Lukas). The story moves briskly, but could have afforded more character moments and grace notes. Still a solid family matinee sort of flick.
July 24, 2012
A film version of Kipling's tale of a British orphan living by his wits on the streets of an Indian city. Kim is eventually discovered and brought into his father's old regiment, where he is inducted into the Great Game of espionage. Lots of fun, if you can get past the old Colonial attitudes.
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½ May 30, 2011
A very good film from 1951 about the British in India, and how local tribesmen provide iformation to the British and how a young white boy posed as a India National for years and also helped in providing value information to both the British and other tribesman. A excellent film from that era. 4 1/2 stars
May 25, 2010
It's not the best adaptation of a Rudyard Kipling novel, and Dean Stockwell is no substitute for a 'Sabu', however it does have an endearing charm to it and is a good adventure to get drawn into.
May 24, 2010
wow umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch.......its got a good cast of actors/actressess thorughout this movie...........i think that errol flynn, dean stockwell play good roles/parts throughout this movie......i think that errol flynn was great thorughout this movie......i think that errol flynn was really good as the dashing thief.......i think that dean stockwell was really good throughout this movie.......i think that the director of this drama/romance/classics movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie........i think that this is a good movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie i think that this is a really well directed movie 2 watch with a great cast throughout this movie
½ March 16, 2010
75/100. A wonderful adventure film, based on the Rudyard Kipling classic story. Errol Flynn is ideally cast and Dean Stockwell does a fine job as well. Excellent color cinematography, impressive art direction. Overall, the production is great. The pacing is a little uneven, it should have been shorter. But it is a fine film, light, exciting and entertaining.
½ July 26, 2009
Errol Flynn w/ a red beard, filmed in India. What need I say more?
March 9, 2009
Rudyard Kipling's classic novel about a precocious British boy in late 19th century India that becomes something of a spy drama is made into a pretty decent Errol Flynn vehicle, though he doesn't shine as much as a very young Dean Stockwell (currently bad guy of Battlestar Galactica fame).
March 10, 2008
great film hard to describe, sort of a tom sawyer film.
March 5, 2008
actual release date was 1950
½ March 5, 2008
Just saw some of this movie on channel TCM. I didn't really care for it. All I remember is that it was set in India.
October 25, 2007
Great boys own type tale
½ July 29, 2007
This is another favourite.
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