Kru is a pioneer, living deeper in the jungle of northern Siam than any of his predecessors. He solves the problems caused by leopards and tigers attacking his stock by setting traps and killing those beasts. A baby chang (the Siamese word for elephant) is caught in his trap, and thinking he would tame it so it will work for him one day, he tethers it to a post under his house, which is on stilts. Its mother comes and destroys his house. Kru and his family flee to the village, where a mammoth herd of elephants suddenly appear and decimates the buildings in the village. But the villagers fight back. Written by
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As filming took longer than anticipated, the budget rose from $70,000 to $95,000 with directors Merian C. Cooper
and Ernest B. Schoedsack
covering the shortfall themselves until Paramount agreed to pay the difference. (Paramount was well rewarded - the film was one of the biggest hits of the year.) See more
Strong is the elephant; stronger is Man's mind. Here, as everywhere, brawn surrenders to brain.
The CAST: --- Natives of the Wild: who have never seen a motion picture. --- Wild Beasts: who have never had to fear a modern rifle. --- The Jungle. See more