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Elephant Boy (1937)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Family | 5 April 1937 (USA)
This black and white movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "Toomai, of the Elephants", in which a small native lad claims he knows the congregating place of the elephant hordes.

Directors:

Robert J. Flaherty (as Robert Flaherty), Zoltan Korda

Writers:

Rudyard Kipling (story "Toomai of the Elephants"), John Collier (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sabu ... Toomai
W.E. Holloway W.E. Holloway ... Father
Walter Hudd ... Petersen
Allan Jeayes Allan Jeayes ... Machua Appa
Bruce Gordon Bruce Gordon ... Rham Lahl
D.J. Williams D.J. Williams ... Hunter
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Commissioner (as Hyde White)
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This black and white movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "Toomai, of the Elephants", in which a small native lad claims he knows the congregating place of the elephant hordes.

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Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elephant Boy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was the first film to star Sabu, who was discovered by cameraman Osmond Borrodale working as a mahout for the Maharajah of Mysore, and. who went on to be a major star. See more »

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Referenced in Copacabana (1947) See more »

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Not very good
21 April 2004 | by lesg2See all my reviews

I didn't like this movie at all Too much of the "hysterical elephant goes berserk" routine,and the horrid racket to go with it Sabu as the earnest,young Hindu boy was at best,cloyingly maudlin. The patronizing British Head Honcho was also a bit too much to take. I'm not even sure a child would like it.The pathetic elephant screams might be a bit scary. Parental Guidance Recommended (by me at least)


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