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Jungle Book (1942)

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

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Frank Puglia ...
The Pundit
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Messua (as Rosemary De Camp)
Patricia O'Rourke ...
Mahala
Ralph Byrd ...
John Mather ...
Rao
Faith Brook ...
English Girl
Noble Johnson ...
Sikh
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Storyline

Teenaged Mowgli, who was raised by wolves, appears in a village in India and is adopted by Messua. Mowgli learns human language and some human ways quickly, though keeping jungle ideas. Influential Merchant Buldeo is bigoted against 'beasts' including Mowgli; not so Buldeo's pretty daughter, whom Mowgli takes on a jungle tour where they find a treasure, setting the evil of human greed in motion. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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I'll show you the mysteries--the wonders of the jungle's savage heart! See more »


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3 April 1942 (USA)  »

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Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Kipling's two Jungle Book anthologies compromise fifteen stories, four of which were used is this film: "Mowgli's Brothers," "How Fear Came," "Tiger! Tiger!," and "The King's Ankus." See more »

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22 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this movie I walked each step with Sabu playing the part of Mowgli, what an adventure it was. The animals of the jungle know and respect him, they willingly do as he wishes because, they know that he is good and one of them. I first saw this in a theater, and don't remember the year, I was very young. I am sorry to say that it has gained some darkness and lost a little of the very nice color, but to anyone who didn't first see it way back when, it should seem very nice. Watch for the one who whispers, so old and yet so special. Well worth the rental/buy price in my opinion. Mowgli of the wolfs wants to get a tooth, and he does. A very nice movie, I have watched it many times, and will watch it many more. Join me.


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