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The Jungle Book (1942)

Jungle Book (original title)
Approved | | Action, Adventure, Family | 3 April 1942 (USA)
A boy raised by wild animals tries to adapt to human village life.

Director:

Zoltan Korda

Writer:

Laurence Stallings (adaptation)
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Although this movie was set in India, the production was actually shot in California, USA See more »

Goofs

When Mowgli goes to buy the knife and is accosted by Buldeo, the position and angle of the Buldeo's rifle changes between shots. When the camera is on Mowgli, the rifle is higher than Mowgli and points to his chest; when seen from behind Mowgli, the rifle is held lower and points more to Mowgli's belly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
English Girl: [as they ride up on horseback upon a group of villagers gathered in a circle around an old wise man] What a beautiful old man. What a lovely head.
Sikh: India's filled with old men mahila.
English Girl: But not like the one in the yellow turban. He's like a head of John the Baptist.
Sikh: The mahila refers to the storyteller?
Durga: Are these silent monsters at peace with us? It is but a true stray leap with man. But I who have seen the tusks-stained red with blood, I could tell you a tale of the silent ones... gor a ...
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Connections

Featured in Family Classics: Family Classics: Jungle Book (1963) 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,834,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,905,444
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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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