This black and white movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "Toomai, of the Elephants", in which a small native lad claims he knows the congregating place of the elephant hordes.

Directors:

(as Robert Flaherty),

Writers:

(story "Toomai of the Elephants"), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jungle Book (1942)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A boy raised by wolves tries to adapt to human village life.

Director: Zoltan Korda
Stars: Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez
The Champ I (1931)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Dink Purcell loves his alcoholic father, ex-heavyweight champion Andy "Champ" Purcell, despite his frequent binges, his frequent gambling and their squalid living conditions. And there's ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sinbad The Sailor sails to deliver a cursed prince to a dangerous island in the face of deadly opposition from a powerful witch.

Director: Sam Wanamaker
Stars: Patrick Wayne, Jane Seymour, Taryn Power
Adventure | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island.

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When a popular daredevil proposes an automobile race across three continents, his arch rival vows to beat him, while an ambitious female reporter has her own plans for victory.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Pre-teen jungle boy Mowgli gets to human world and is pursued by P.T.Barnum circus scout Harrison who wants to take him to circus as curiosity. Harrison hires local grandee Buldeo for help ... See full summary »

Director: Dee McLachlan
Stars: Jamie Williams, Billy Campbell, Gulshan Grover
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnston, Snitz Edwards
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

See Mowgli now! Mowgli will inspire young, artistic and musically minded audiences everywhere with it's original score, fantastic animal costumes, and lively ballet...and of course, the incomparably inspiring Alexander Prior.

Director: Roman Davydov
Stars: Don Brown, Stepan Bubnov, Ian James Corlett
A Tiger Walks (1964)
Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A tiger escapes from a circus truck as it passes by a small town, and hides itself in the surrounding woods. This throws the town into a panic and everyone wants the animal killed ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Pamela Franklin
Elephant Boy (TV Series 1973)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Stars: Uwe Friedrichsen, Esrom Jayasinghe, Isobel Black
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
W.E. Holloway ...
Father
Walter Hudd ...
Petersen
Allan Jeayes ...
Machua Appa
Bruce Gordon ...
Rham Lahl
D.J. Williams ...
Hunter
...
Commissioner (as Hyde White)
Edit

Storyline

This black and white movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "Toomai, of the Elephants", in which a small native lad claims he knows the congregating place of the elephant hordes.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 April 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Djungelns son  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was included in the first syndicated television presentation of a package of major studio feature films on USA television; it premiered on WPIX, New York City, Friday, October 22, 1948. The package consisted of 24 Alexander Korda productions originally released theatrically between 1933 and 1942. See more »

Connections

Referenced in True Confessions (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent adventure: Sabu's first film role
10 September 2003 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Wonderful little film adapted from Rudyard Kipling's story Toomai of the Elephants. Kipling's work always makes fine films, even if his British colonialism makes it somewhat dated. This particular film features an unpleasant master-servant relationship between the white man, Petersen (Walter Hudd), and the Indians. But, if you can get past that, and I think most mature people should be able to see the class system in its proper historical light, the movie is very enjoyable. Robert Flaherty discovered Sabu, later to star in such great films as The Thief of Bagdad, The Jungle Book, and Black Narcissus. Sabu is very good, though his English is sometimes difficult to understand. This was Flaherty's only narrative film - I expect that he directed the nature parts of the film and Zoltan Korda directed the actors. The best moments feel just like Flaherty's masterpieces, including a wonderful opening bit (discounting the unnecessary prologue) where Sabu, his elephant, and a monkey echo each other's movements as they all wake up in the morning. The cinematography is quite beautiful, as is the musical score. 8/10.


13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Elephant co-star of that movie carlost2216
Discuss Elephant Boy (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?