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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

Elephant Boy (1937)

Elephant Boy (1937)
November 18, 2012 - 11:00 am

Directed by Robert Flaherty, Zoltan Korda. 

A group of elephant hunters in India come to depend on the young boy Toomai for help in tracking a herd of elephants, after they witness his rapport with his own elephant, Kala Nag. Mediating between men and beasts, Toomai must navigate a way through the jungle, as well as through the differing motivations of the adults. Young Indian superstar Sabu makes his first appearance in this unique family classic.

Screenwriter: John Collier, Akos Tolnay, Marcia De Silva. Cinematographer: Osmond Borradaile. Editor: Charles Crichton. Cast: Sabu, W.E. Holloway, Walter Hudd, Allan Jeaves, Bruce Gordon.

35mm, b/w, 91 min. 

Please note the early start time. 

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