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Kim (1951)




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The son of an Irish sergeant, Kim wanders through the streets and hills of Colonial India, disguised as a native boy. Kim's adventures include an episode with a horse trader, a sojourn with a holy lama, and involvement with a plan to rid the Khyber Pass of Czarist Russian agitators.

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Errol Flynn
as Mahbub Ali, the Red Beard
Robert Douglas
as Col. Creighton
Cecil Kellaway
as Hurree Chunder
Arnold Moss
as Lurgan Sahib
Thomas Gomez
as Emissary
Reginald Owen
as Father Victor
Richard Hale
as Hassan Bey
Hayden Rorke
as Maj. Ainsley
Walter Kingsford
as Dr. Bronson
Henry Corden
as Conspirator
Peter Mamakos
as Conspirator
Jeanette Nolan
as Foster Mother
Rodd Redwing
as Servant
Stanley Price
as Water Carrier
as Woman With Baby
Edgar Lansbury
as Young Officer
Francis McDonald
as Letter Writer
Mike Tellegen
as Policeman
Olaf Hytten
as Mr. Fairlee
George Khoury
as Little Man
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Critic Reviews for Kim

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

The result is a talky film with too little action.

July 29, 2019 | Full Review…

A street kid lives by wits in colonial India.

December 24, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A long, spotty but spectacular adventure, based on the Rudyard Kipling novel. Small boys, I notice, seem to relish it, and there are quite a few diverting moments for their elders, too.

October 24, 2019 | Full Review…

All is plot and counterplot, hazard and heroics, and for grown-ups who have an affection for the more tender passions this plain and loveless tale from the hills is, despite its many qualifications, a trifle tedious.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Bombastic, animated and lush, but hardly convincing or genuine in attitude or atmosphere.

July 16, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Fine later Flynn, pairing him with brilliant child actor Dean Stockwell.

March 6, 2008 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Kim


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

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