silent era "documentary" enlivened by some batsh*t music (which grows on you, if you let it), cool shifting color filters, and great footage of animals (some of whom, especially the tigers, don't fare too well, but the theme IS man vs. nature)...Best Supporting Actor goes to Bimbo, with special mention for the rest of the monkey pets...perhaps someday (hopefully soon) man will learn to live harmoniously with nature,
A really unique silent film. Not too many docs I am familiar with from silent era, but Cooper and Schoedsack made some greats, building off earlier successes by others (see Nanook of the North for instance). This one has better narrative structure and flow, so I feel it may be a better starting point for those first wading the waters of silent docs. Grass, by the same filmmakers is also of note. 4 stars
Amazing + wonderful Silent Era Jungle Animal Exploitation film shot on location in Thai jungle with wild animals (including a herd of elephants!) by the directors of KING KONG (1933). Great photography by Schoedsack, often while covered with a rifle by co-director Cooper(even though he was stricken with malaria during the shoot)- if we are to believe the promotional material which sensationalized the reckless danger
Interesting silent pseudo-documentary from Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Shoedsack isn't too concerned with documentary realism, but their pure showmanship - a simple but effective action-packed story, exotic atmospherics - make this an engrossing and satisfying jungle adventure. A classic.