Jungle Cavalcade (1941 film)

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Jungle Cavalcade
Jungle Cavalcade (1941) film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Armand Denis, Clyde E. Elliott, Frank Buck
Produced by Walton C. Ament
Written by Phil Reisman, Jr.
Starring Frank Buck
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret, Herman Fuchs
Cinematography Leroy G. Phelps, Nicholas Cavaliere, Carl Berger, Harry E. Squire
Edited by Jay Bonafield
Distributed by RKO
Release date
  • June 27, 1941 (1941-06-27)[1]
Running time
75-76 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Jungle Cavalcade is a compilation of footage from Frank Buck’s first three films depicting his adventures capturing animals for the world's zoos.[2]


Among the scenes in the film:

  • In the Sumatran jungle, Buck builds a trap baited with a durian fruit to capture a giant orangutan for a St. Louis zoo.
  • When he sees a baby elephant pursued by a tiger, Buck shoots the tiger and captures the elephant.
  • Buck captures a rare spotted leopard by shooting off the tree limb supporting the cat
  • After building a four-acre corral, Buck stampedes a herd of elephants into it and then singles out individual elephants to send to zoos.

Critical reception[edit]

  • “It makes for an excellent show…[3]
  • ”Thrilling battles between tigers, pythons, and alligators…”[4]


  1. ^ "Jungle Cavalcade: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ Lehrer, Steven (2006). Bring 'Em Back Alive: The Best of Frank Buck. Texas Tech University press. pp. xi. ISBN 0-89672-582-0. 
  3. ^ T.S. The Screen. At the Palace. New York Times. July 4th, 1941
  4. ^ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Google News Archive - Oct 11, 1941

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