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Boot Polish (1954)

149 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Preteen brother and sister, abandoned by their father to care of an abusive prostitute aunt, survive life in an Indian squatters' camp, aided by a friendly cripple, by learning to shine shoes instead of begging.
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Writer
Bhanu Pratap (dialogue) (photoplay) (story)
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Taru Dutt (as Tara Dutt)
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Updated Aug 20, 1954

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Aug 20, 1958 (United States)

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Kumari Naaz
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David Abraham
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Chand Burke
Kamla Devi (as Chand Burque) Kamla Devi (as Chand Burque)   See fewer
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Veera
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Shailendra
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Mohanbali
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Nissar
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Bhudo Advani
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Prithviraj Kapoor
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Raj Kapoor
Man asleep on train (uncredited) Man asleep on train (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 613 votes