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Jungle Book (1942)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Family | 3 April 1942 (USA)
A boy raised by wolves tries to adapt to human village life.

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The Pundit
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Messua (as Rosemary De Camp)
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Mahala
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Rao
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Sikh
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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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JEWELLED SECRET CITY..guarded by the jungle's fiercest denizens! See more »


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Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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: What is the book of life itself but man's war with nature. The struggle between village and jungle!
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I feel young again!
6 September 1999 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This is probably the first movie I have seen. That is the reason why I want to write about it. Every time I watch this movie I remember when I was just a child. I loved this movie and I still do.

The Jungle Book is one of the first color movies ever made and you can see that... but that doesn`t matter because the level of entertainment is so high. Actors in this movie are great but so is the staging.. and matter a fact so is everything else. It is not hard to believe that this picture got a few oscar nomination.

After all, excellent movie and lot of nostalgia... at least for me.

*****


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