Jungle Cavalcade (1941)
Adventure / Documentary
Directed by William C. Ament, Clyde Elliot and Armand Denis
Cast: Frank Buck
Frank Buck produced and appeared in several adventure documentaries in the 1930's and 1940's.
The film Jungle Cavalcade was a compilation of footage from Frank Buck’s first three films "Bring 'em Back Alive," "Wild Cargo," and "Fang and Claw" depicting his adventures capturing animals for the world's zoos.
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.