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Bring 'Em Back Alive (1932)

American animal trapper Frank Buck travels with Ali, his "number one boy," on an expedition into the Malayan jungle. From their jungle headquarters just north of Singapore, Frank, Ali and a... See full summary »

Director:

Clyde E. Elliott

Writers:

Frank Buck (book), Edward Anthony (book)

Star:

Frank Buck
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Buck ... Himself / Narrator
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American animal trapper Frank Buck travels with Ali, his "number one boy," on an expedition into the Malayan jungle. From their jungle headquarters just north of Singapore, Frank, Ali and a team of native helpers roam the area from Northern Johore to Perak in search of interesting wild animals, reptiles and birds. Hoping to find a tiger, Buck captures a monitor lizard and a black leopard, while another black leopard narrowly escapes an encounter with a giant python and then battles a bigger and stronger tiger. After trapping a spotted leopard, Frank adopts a baby honey bear and a baby elephant. The team catches an orangutan, but the tiger eludes their camouflaged pit. Meanwhile, Frank visits the "bathing festival" of a local tribe and watches as tribesmen kill an intruding spotted leopard with blow darts. The tiger then meets an enormous regal python, who has just crushed a crocodile, and fights to a draw with it. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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LIKE COILED LIGHTNING THE PYTHON STRUCK! 30 feet of lashing fury hurled against the giant cat! While monkeys screamed in every tree they settled a grudge that started in the morning of the world! (Print ad- North Shore Journal ((Flushing, N. Y)) 23 July 1932)


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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jungle See more »

Filming Locations:

Malaya See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Van Beuren Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Edward Anthony is listed as an uncredited cast member in studio records, but he was not seen or referenced (except as a collaborator of the source book) in the print viewed on the Turner Classic Movies channel. The print shown was a re-release, which may account for his omission. See more »

Crazy Credits

On the 1948 re-release prints the MPAA seal appears at the right bottom of the RKO Radio logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adam-12: Capture (1973) See more »

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Wonderful and Horrifying at the same time
15 August 2000 | by oh madelineSee all my reviews

You will never find a better time capsule of 1933 than Bring 'Em Back Alive. This spectacular and horrifying documentary gets you inside the world and mind of one of the most celebrated hunters (and anthropologists!) of all time. This should be seen as one of the few surviving cinematic treatises on the state of wildlife in 1933 and also as a very telling piece of history.


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