Jungle Book (1942)

Jungle Book is an American color 1942 action/adventure film based on the Rudyard Kipling novel, The Jungle Book. The film was directed by Zoltan Korda based on a screeplay adaptation by Laurence Stallings. The cinematography was by Lee Garmes and W. Howard Greene and music by Mikas Razsa.

The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Color for the director’s brother, Vincent Korda and creative partner Julia Heron.

In 1943 the film’s score was re-recorded with narration by Sabu Dastagir and became the first commercial recording of a U.S. film score to be released.

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