Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book is given the full treatment in this lavish retelling filled with huge sets, exotic animals, a large cast and the incomparable Sabu, starring as Mowgli, the young orphan boy raised by wolves. Curious to reconnect with his human village, Mowgli returns only to find disappointment in the greed and treachery of man. Over time, Mowgli and the village members do grow to.
A family affair: directed by Zoltan Korda and produced by Alexander Korda with art direction by Vincent Korda, it's an enjoyable adventure yarn that should please both young and old. Vincent Korda's art direction is superb. Though filmed on a studio sound stage, his lush overgrown jungle somehow feels authentic unlike other jungle movies filmed on Hollywood sound stages. Sabu is perfectly cast.
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As directed by Zoltan Korda, the fiction takes secondary place to the highly interesting and sometimes amazing views of jungle animals in the brilliance of colored photography.
Jungle book. (Zoltan Korda; Laurence Stallings; Sabu; Joseph Calleia; John Qualen; Rudyard Kipling; United Artists Corporation.; Embassy Home Entertainment (Firm); LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress);) -- Mowgli wanders away from his village in India and is raised by a pack of wolves until he returns home and meets his mother, Messua. He knows nothing of human language or customs. His.
He made a final film for Korda, The Jungle Book (US, 1942), which brought his London Films career full circle in that it returned to the source of Elephant Boy, the actor being as natural as Mowgli as he had previously been as Toomai. He remained in Hollywood after his contract expired, signing with Universal Pictures to make a quartet of films opposite Maria Montez, becoming a US citizen in.
ALEXANDER KORDA 'S famous film of RUDYARD KIPLING 'S classic story, starring Sabu, Joseph Calleia In his battle against the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli, the Indian boy brought up by wolves, is helped by a herd of elephants as well as Kaa the snake, his wolf brothers and Bagheera the black panther.
The magnificent Korda version of The Jungle Book has been available on various public-domain based labels for a while. Tired of looking at my grainy, contrasty, hard to see copy, I decided to treat myself to the Film Detective's RESTORED version. What a disappointment, it's barely better than my existing version. Some scenes are a little clearer, the sound might be a bit clearer but overall.