- 1 hr 48 min
The 1942 movie "Jungle Book" is based on the book written by Rudyard Kipling. It is an action adventure film for the whole family. In this movie Sabu Dastagir played the character of Mowgli. Zoltan Korda directed this 1942 movie. There were four different Academy Awards which "Jungle Book" (1942) was nominated for back in its day. A year after this film was made and released in theaters, the first commercial recording of a U.S. film score was released, being taken from this movie. The actors and actresses who made up the primary cast of the film were: Sabu played Mowgli, Joseph Calleia played Buldeo, John Qualen played the barber, Frank Puglia played the pundit, Rosemary DeCamp played the character Messua, Patricia O'Rourke played Mahala, Ralph Byrd played the character Durga, John Mather played Rao, Faith Brook played English girl, and Noble Johnson played Sikh. These actors and actresses are very talented. Buldeo is an elderly storyteller from a village in the jungle. He enjoys telling people of his childhood and past, passing along wisdom and history to those who want to hear it. He will always tell in his stories the always present threats in and around the jungle, not only to people but to life itself. Buldeo talks about the tiger named Shere Khan who attacks people, then kills Buldeo's son. The tiger then takes a child into the jungle and drops it off to a tribe of wolves. The wolves raise the boy child as one of its own. This child takes on the name Mowgli. When Mowgli becomes an adult, the villagers stumble across him in the jungle. The villagers believe Mowgli is the child who was taken by Shere Khan a long time ago. Mowgli is captured by the villagers and taken back to live with his human mother. Mowgli tries to become more human like in his ways by imitating his mother and trying to learn how to talk her language. Buldeo does not Mowgli in the village because he believes Mowgli is dangerous. Eventually Mowgli is befriended by Buldeo's daughter. His daughter and Mowgli return to the jungle to live after Mowgli kills Shere Khan. Buldeo follows them and tries to make his daughter return to the village. It is no use since Mowgli and Buldeo's daughter are in love. "Jungle Book" (1942) is a wonderful story of love, danger, and hope.