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King of the Jungle (1933)

Passed | | Action, Adventure | 10 March 1933 (USA)
A white youth who is raised in the jungle by the animals is captured by a safari and brought back to civilization as an attraction in a circus.

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Kaspa the Lion Man
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Neil Forbes
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Sue
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Joe Nolan
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Corey
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Ed Peters (as Douglas Dumbrille)
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Gwana
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Kaspa at age three (as Ronnie Cosbey)
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A white youth who is raised in the jungle by the animals is captured by a safari and brought back to civilization as an attraction in a circus.

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CHARGING HELL OF WILD BEASTS LOOSED UPON A HELPLESS CITY! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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10 March 1933 (USA)  »

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The Lion's Way  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Buster Crabbe narrowly lost the role of Tarzan to Johnny Weissmuller, so he starred in this Tarzan "copycat" film. See more »

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Edited into Caged Fury (1948) See more »

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Entertaining Tarzan imitation
3 August 1999 | by (Columbus, OH) – See all my reviews

Paramount's answer to Tarzan, with Olympic athlete Buster Crabbe as a child raised to adulthood by a pride of lions. The expected complications result when Buster and his furry pals are transported to a circus. Charmingly clumsy in its early scenes, the film builds to an exciting, fiery conclusion. Animal activists will wince at a brutal battle between some big cats, but otherwise it's very entertaining.


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