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Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927)

Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness




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Silent era docudrama concerning the daily struggles of a native family in a hostile environment. Filmed on location in the Siamese jungle by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, the future producers of King Kong(1933), and foreshadowing many of the later film's thrills. Climaxed by a spectacular elephant stampede.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Achmed Abdullah, Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
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On DVD: Nov 21, 2000
Paramount Pictures

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Critic Reviews for Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | March 13, 2003
Chicago Reader
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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
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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

Stella Dallas

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