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Elephant Boy (1937)

Elephant Boy
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6.6 IMDB rating
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Directed by

Sabu Sabu
W.E. Holloway W.E. Holloway
Walter Hudd Walter Hudd
Allan Jeayes Allan Jeayes
Machua Appa
Bruce Gordon Bruce Gordon
Rham Lahl
D.J. Williams D.J. Williams
Wilfrid Hyde-White Wilfrid Hyde-White
Iravatha Iravatha
Kala Nag

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John Collier John Collier


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Elephant Boy

2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 17 21:23
Lots of actors make debut film appearances with roles that perfectly match their skills and charisma, but Sabu’s role here is a piece of alchemy and serendipity captured on camera. Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s “Toomai of the Elephants,” one of the many stories in the Jungle Books, Elephant Boy provides Sabu with the first of his enjoyable, charming adventure stories.

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Robert Flaherty and Zoltán Korda shared best director honors at the Venice Film Festival for this charming translation of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book story “Toomai of the Elephants.” A harmonious mix of its two filmmakers’ styles—Flaherty’s adeptness at ethnographic documentary meeting Korda’s taste for grand adventure—Elephant Boy also served as the breakthrough showcase for the thirteen-year-old Sabu, whose beaming performance as a young mahout leading the British on an expedition made him a major international star.
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