Jungle Book (1942)

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Jungle Book is a 1942 independent Indian/American Technicolor action-adventure film by the Hungarian Korda brothers, based on a screenplay adaptation by Laurence Stallings of the Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book about a wild boy who is kidnapped by human villagers that are cruel to animals as they attempt to steal the jungle's lost treasure. The film was directed by Zoltan Korda, produced by his brother Alexander and art directed by their younger brother Vincent. The cinematography was by Lee Garmes and W. Howard Greene and music by Miklos Rozsa. The film starred Sabu Dastagir as Mowgli. Because of the war, the British Korda brothers had moved their film making to Hollywood in 1940, and Jungle Book is one of the films they made during that Hollywood period.