The New Pictures, Apr. 13, 1942

Jungle Book (Korda; United Artists) is a bold attempt by the epic-minded Brothers Korda (Producer Alexander and Director Zoltan) to make Kipling's beloved animal fable of Mowgli, the Hindu boy who was raised by jungle wolves, into a movie. It can't be done. The myth-destroying movie camera produces a laborious, sometimes silly tale, saved from disgrace only by some of the best Techni-colored animal photography extant.

Star of the beast epic is Shere Khan (real name: Roger), a magnificent half-Bengal, half-Sumatran tiger who is out to get Mowgli (Sabu, the young Hindu who...

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