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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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Charles Thurley Stoneham (story "The Lion's Way"), Max Marcin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Buster Crabbe ... Kaspa the Lion Man
Frances Dee ... Ann Rogers
Sidney Toler ... Neil Forbes
Nydia Westman ... Sue
Robert Barrat ... Joe Nolan
Irving Pichel ... Corey
Douglass Dumbrille ... Ed Peters (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Sam Baker Sam Baker ... Gwana
Patricia Farley ... Kitty
Ronnie Cosby ... 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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Plot Keywords:

psychotronic film | jungle | See All (2) »

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And Only One Man To Stem The Tide! Kaspa , Lion Man, Suckled in the Jungle...Tamed to Civilization! (original ad) See more »

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Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lion's Way See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Many television stations refused to show this in the 1950's and 1960's because of the brevity of the loincloth worn by Buster Crabbe. See more »

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Edited into Caged Fury (1948) See more »

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Entertaining Tarzan imitation
3 August 1999 | by barron-6See 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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