Synopsis: Kim, a young boy living on his own on the streets of India, is actually the son of a British officer. He meets a lama, a holy man, and devotes himself to his tending. But when British administrators discover his birthright, he is placed in a British school. His nature, however, is opposed to the regimentation expected for the son of a British soldier, and he rebels. His familiarity with Indian life and his ability to pass as an Indian child allows him to function as a spy for the British as they attempt to thwart revolution and invasion of India. Rejoining his holy man, Kim (with the help of daring adventurer Mahbub Ali) takes on a dangerous mission.
Director(s): Victor Saville
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

No, there's but one Mahbub Ali.

Besides, such a cloak costs many rupees.

I'm no camel. I can earn rupees.

So you can.

Come to me tomorrow,

the Kashmir Serai Gate.

One hour before the sun sets.

Boy, I'm falling!

It's mine! Come on!

Boy, give it back to me! I paid for it!

What's the matter with you?

I got it!

Perhaps it is a man.

Without a doubt.

But he's no man of India I have ever seen.

He is a foreigner.

He is a wandering priest.

Look, he carries praying beads.

What is your caste?

Where is your house?

Have you come far?

From the hills of Tibet...

where the air and the water

are fresh and cool.

A holy man?

Priest of the Lord Buddha, living in peace.

But I came forth

to find the River of the Arrow.

River? That's not difficult to find.

Then thou knowest

the River of the Arrow?

What is the River of the Arrow?

The Lord Buddha shot an arrow.

Where it touched the earth,

there broke out a stream...

whose virtue is that whoever bathes in it

washes away all taint of sin.

Is that all?

My dream told me to find it.

- For years I have searched.

- Years?

How do you fare on the road?

On charity.

What is the custom of charity

in this town?

In silence or aloud?

Those who beg in silence starve in silence.

I beg as the master begged.

Even as he went, so go I.

It is past midday.

If you would eat, you must hurry.

That I cannot do.

The rule demands

that my chela beg for me.

- Chela?

- Disciple.

A helper.

I see. Where is your chela?

Alas, he left me three days ago.

Since then, I have not eaten.

If you had a chela,

would he share your charity?

How else would he live?

Give me your bowl. Rest, thou.

I know the people of this city.

They're broken.

It is of no consequence,

since my eyes have long outaged them.

I beg for a holy man.

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