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Rango (1931)

The frame story is narrated by a white father to his son. He explains that man's closest relative in nature is the orangutan, which translates literally as "man of the forest." He then ... See full summary »

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Ernest B. Schoedsack (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jaro Fürth Jaro Fürth ... Der Onkel - German version
Claude King ... The Man
Rango Rango ... Orang-Utan's child
Roby Roberts Roby Roberts ... Das Kind - German version
Douglas Scott ... The Boy
Tua Tua ... Orang-Utan
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The frame story is narrated by a white father to his son. He explains that man's closest relative in nature is the orangutan, which translates literally as "man of the forest." He then tells the story of Ali and his son Bin, natives of Sumatra, who hunt in a jungle village. Ali wants to shoot a tiger, but the orangutans Tua and his baby Rango get in the way, and Rango is almost grabbed by the tiger. While Ali prepares a tiger trap, the orangutans enter Ali's hut and feast on the stored goods. Dozens of orangutans join them, ransacking the hut. When Ali and Bin return to discover the havoc, Ali captures Rango and puts him on a chain. Later, Ali saves Tua from a black panther. In the night, a tiger enters the camp, and Rango warns Bin in time for him to shoot and scare the tiger away. At dawn, Tua comes for Rango and eats in the hut, while Bin tends the water buffaloes. After the tiger kills a deer, the orangutans scream warnings to each other and flee. Two male tigers approach and ... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1931 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono

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1.20 : 1
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Because the climatic scene looked so realistic, Schoedsack was accused of sacrifying Rango to the Tiger for years afterward. In fact, there was a thick glass screen between the young ape and the tiger. Then a tiger was filmed, tearing an ape-skin dummy into shreds. See more »

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