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Man-Eater of Kumaon (1948)

A doctor hunts a vicious, man-eating tiger that terrorizes a native jungle village. In time the doctor experiences a personal change when he accepts their native customs and beliefs.



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Credited cast:
Dr. John Collins
Lali (as Joanne Page)
Morris Carnovsky ...
Ganga Ram
Jimmy Moss ...
Panwah (as James Moss)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Das ...
Ox-Cart Driver
Estelle Dodge ...
Alan Foster ...
Ted Hecht ...
Native Doctor
Frank Lackteen ...
John Mansfield ...
Lal Chand Mehra ...
Neyle Morrow ...


A doctor hunts a vicious, man-eating tiger that terrorizes a native jungle village. In time the doctor experiences a personal change when he accepts their native customs and beliefs.

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. . . Where the Hunted stalks the Hunter ! [Australia theatrical] See more »




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Release Date:

8 November 1948 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A Fera de Kumaon  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This is director Byron Haskin's first film, although he did do uncredited direction five years earlier for the Warner Bros. Humphrey Bogart film Action in the North Atlantic (1943). See more »


Edited into Jungle Hell (1956) See more »

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Only a time-passer.
21 September 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Wendell Corey is a very disaffected doctor traveling through India. On a safari, he shoots at a tiger and blows off part of its paw--but the animal manages to escape. Now, injured, the tiger has a hard time capturing fast prey and resorts to catching a very slow one...people! Now you'd think Corey might feel a tad responsible for this, but he's so busy brooding and feeling sorry for himself (he's lost his wife and given up his practice). Later, however, after he gets to know the people, Corey cannot help but go back to the jungle in search of this man-hunter. And now, it's either him or the tiger...

The one thing anyone will notice about the film is that apart from Sabu and one or two others, the rest of the Indian cast is made up of white and Hispanic actors in body paint. This is kind of offensive--perhaps they had trouble finding Indians (from India) in the States at that time, though I assume if they'd tried harder they could have. As the result of this and a script that seemed filled with the inevitable, it's only a minor time-passer. Not bad--just not particularly good.

By the way, while you see a toucan in the film, they are only found in the Americas--not in Asia nor anywhere near it.

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