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Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927)




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This epic documentary chronicles the lives of a Thai family as they struggle to save their home, and their lives, from the dangers of the jungle -- especially from a herd of wild elephants (in Thai, "chang").
Classics , Documentary , Drama
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Paramount Pictures


Critic Reviews for Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness

All Critics (8)

Snappy jungle tale.

Full Review… | June 6, 2016
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The directors, best known for the the seminal 1933 King Kong, received for their jungle docudrama an Oscar nomination for Unique and Artistic Picture.

Full Review… | August 26, 2012

Beautiful and engaging, if factually dubious... Built, shot, and scripted to entertain literally anyone, from a 4-year-old to a nonagenarian member of its own original audience.

Full Review… | March 23, 2007
Nick's Flick Picks

decidedly scripted for jungle adventure to set up conflicts with the local fauna

Full Review… | December 9, 2005
Old School Reviews

It's of dubious ethnographical importance, but it is certainly entertaining.

Full Review… | June 12, 2005
Goatdog's Movies

Superb quasi-documentary precursor to King Kong

April 2, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness

a pseudo-documentary film made by merian c. cooper in thailand when it was still called siam, it's the story of one family's fight for survival on the edge of the jungle. cooper used actual natives and many wild animals, tho some scenes, like the finale, were staged. it's a silent film , with colorful hand-tinting in many scenes and a soundtrack of thai music. this was a sort of dry run for king kong but it's a great adventure film in it's own right. caution: animals are slaughtered

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