Jungle Book (1942)
Release Date: Jan 1, 1942 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 843
The Jungle Book isn't always faithful to the Rudyard Kipling original (in fact, it seldom is), but 1942 audiences swept up in the grandeur of the production values and the lush Technicolor photography didn't mind at all. Indian juvenile-star Sabu plays Mowgli, who having been lost in the jungle as an infant has been raised by wolves. While he has no trouble conversing with his animal neighbors (whose voices aren't as ludicrous as you might think, though we never imagined that a snake could sound
Jan 1, 1942 Wide
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Many critics prefer the 1967 Disney version, but Korda's British production, which was nominated for 4 Oscars, is quite enjoyable.
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