Elephant Boy (1937)

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A young mahout leads the British on an expedition.

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Critic Reviews for Elephant Boy

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

The film moves leisurely, but with rare charm and visual interest.

Mar 25, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Fiction and documentary footage rub shoulders uneasily, but the latter (shot by Flaherty in India) is vividly watchable.

Jan 26, 2006 | Full Review…
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Those who know Flaherty's previous work will not be disappointed in his work in this film and the film must be seen for it in spite of the additions and contortions.

Feb 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Robert Flaherty's craftsmanship shows in one of his best Hollywood features.

Jun 21, 2008 | Rating: 4/5

Robert Flaherty joined forces with Zoltan Korda to produce the terrific adventure film, based upon a Rudyard Kipling tale.

Feb 26, 2008

Although it has not aged well, there is still a great deal of merit to the story, the style and the stars, and any young person cannot fail to love it.

Feb 26, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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