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Sabú

Highest Rated:   100% Black Narcissus (1947)
Lowest Rated:   55% Jungle Book (1942)
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The son of an Indian mahout, or elephant driver, Sabu spent much of his adolescence as a stable boy for the Maharajah of Mysore. At age 11, Sabu was discovered by documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty, who cast the youth in the title role of the 1937 feature Elephant Boy. The personable Indian lad scored a hit with audiences, and was subsequently cast in such Alexander Korda productions as The Drum (1938), The Thief of Baghdad (1940), and The Jungle Book (1941). Sabu then went to Hollywood, where he fit right into the exotic derring-do of those legendary Jon Hall/Maria Montez vehicles Arabian Nights (1942), White Savage (1943), and Cobra Woman (1944). He interrupted his Hollywood career to serve in the Army Air Force as a tail gunner. Sabu's film career began losing momentum in the postwar era, though he continued to offer creditable adult performances in films like Black Narcissus (1947) and The End of the River (1947). He made films in both America and Europe during the 1950s, unsuccessfully attempting several times to launch a TV series of his own. Sabu died of a heart attack at age 39, shortly after completing his last film, Disney's A Tiger Walks.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
80% Mr. Long (Ryu san)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2017
No Score Yet Ten no Chasuke (Chasuke's Journey)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2015
No Score Yet Kanikosen
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2009
No Score Yet Fito Paez: No se si es Baires o Madrid
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Hard Luck Hero
  • Director
2003
64% Koroshiya 1 (Ichi the Killer)
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet XPW - Damage, Inc.
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Monday
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2000
No Score Yet Non-Stop
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2000
No Score Yet XPW - Go Funk Yourself
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Unlucky Monkey
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1998
No Score Yet Posutoman burusu (Postman Blues)
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet A Tiger Walks
  • Ram Singh
1964
No Score Yet Rampage
  • Talib
1963
No Score Yet Mistress of the World
  • Actor
1959
No Score Yet Jungle Hell
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet Treasure of Bengal
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Song of India
  • Ramdar
1949
100% Black Narcissus
  • Dilip Rai
1947
100% Cobra Woman
  • Kado
1944
No Score Yet White Savage (White Captive)
  • Orano
1943
55% Jungle Book
  • Mowgli
1942
No Score Yet Arabian Nights
  • Ali ben Ali
1942
100% The Thief of Bagdad
  • Abu
1940
No Score Yet The Drum (Drums)
  • Prince Azim
1938
100% Elephant Boy
  • Actor
1937

Quotes from Sabú's Characters