The New Pictures, Dec. 11, 1950

Kim (M-G-M), a lushly Technicolored version of the Rudyard Kipling adventure novel, will tempt small boys to trade in their Hopalong Cassidy duds for a turban, a walnut-stained complexion and a British Secret Service mission in the Empire's wild East of 1885. Like Treasure Island's Jim Hawkins, Kipling's spunky little hero reigns in a world of outsmarted adults. More than that, Kim (ably played by Dean Stockwell) comes equipped with swashbuckling dash, a guttersnipe's invective and a taste for fine cigars.

Kipling's red-blooded hokum comes to the screen almost intact, lacks nothing for...

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