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Elephant Boy (1937)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Action/Adventure, Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1997
Running time:91 minutes
Cast:Sabu, W.E. Holloway, Walter Hudd, Allan Jeayes, Bruce Gordon
Director:Robert J. Flaherty, Zoltan Korda
Writer:Rudyard Kipling, John Collier

Description: The unusual amalgam of documentary maven Robert Flaherty and pure-entertainment producer Zoltan Korda resulted in the 1937 money-spinner Elephant Boy. In his screen debut, eleven-year-old Indian-born Sabu plays the title character, a mahout named Toomai. When his father is killed by a tiger, Toomal is left alone and unprotected and not long afterward loses his beloved elephant to a sadistic driver. Stealing back the pachyderm and heading into the wilderness, Toomal stumbles across a herd of wild elephants, which the British government has long been seeking. With visions of a huge reward in his head, Toomal offers to lead the authorities to the elusive herd -- whereupon the dramatic portion of the story gracefully gives way to the documentary portion. More intriguing than entertaining, Elephant Boy was nonetheless one of the most successful films of its kind.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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