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Jungle Book (1942)

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

Director:

Zoltan Korda

Writer:

Laurence Stallings (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sabu ... Mowgli
Joseph Calleia ... Buldeo
John Qualen ... The Barber
Frank Puglia ... The Pundit
Rosemary DeCamp ... Messua (as Rosemary De Camp)
Patricia O'Rourke Patricia O'Rourke ... Mahala
Ralph Byrd ... Durga
John Mather John Mather ... Rao
Faith Brook ... English Girl
Noble Johnson ... Sikh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bagheera Bagheera ... The Panther
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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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Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alexander Korda Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (restored)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rudyard Kipling's two Jungle Book anthologies comprise 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 »

Goofs

Despite a comment by a villager about "running naked" through the jungle, Mowgli can be seen wearing a pair of briefs when he first enters the village and is pursued by the villagers. See more »

Quotes

Buldeo: Verily, you would have all of India in your picture. Nay, you would have the book of the jungle to read in my eyes.
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Connections

Version of The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998) See more »

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If you are young at heart check this out
22 July 2010 | by bobbyhollywoodSee 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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