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Elephant Boy (1937)

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.

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(as Robert Flaherty),

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

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W.E. Holloway ...
Father
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Petersen
Allan Jeayes ...
Machua Appa
Bruce Gordon ...
Rham Lahl
D.J. Williams ...
Hunter
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Commissioner (as Hyde White)
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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.

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5 April 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Djungelns son  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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

Spin-off Elephant Boy (1973) See more »

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Sabu of India
20 November 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In his first film, young Sabu introduces himself as "Toomai of the Elephants" before leading an expedition to find a herd of elephants in the jungles of India. Though this is based on an adventure story by Rudyard Kipling, it runs more like a documentary. There is much time spent on filming Sabu cavorting with his elephant "Kala Nag" and others. Sabu relies on acting natural and hasn't perfected his English; people found him highly appealing, but he's sometimes more of a liability, herein. Sabu and the Korda productions got better. "Elephant Boy" is for viewers who really, really like Sabu and/or a lot of elephants on screen.

**** Elephant Boy (4/5/37) Robert Flaherty ~ Sabu, Walter Hudd, Allan Jeayes, W.E. Holloway


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