Maya (1966)

91 mins | Adventure | 1966

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HISTORY

Filmed on location in ... More Less

Filmed on location in India. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Prod
Assoc prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Asst film ed
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
SOUND
Rec supv
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
Prod asst
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Stills
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Wild Elephant" by Jalal Din and Lois Roth (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 22 June 1966
Copyright Claimant:
King Brothers Productions
Copyright Date:
31 December 1965
Copyright Number:
LP32541
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
91
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After the death of his mother, 13-year-old Terry journeys from Wyoming to India to join his father, Hugh Bowen, a big-game hunter whom the boy idolizes. Arriving a day earlier than expected, Terry walks to his father's house and is disappointed to find him reserved in his behavior. He then learns that his father has lost his courage after an almost fatal clawing by a tiger. Terry is further disillusioned when his father, in fear, shoots a cheetah the boy was trying to tame. Terry runs away and meets Raji, an Indian boy whose father's dying wish was for the boy to deliver a sacred white elephant, the calf of the mammoth elephant Maya, to a distant temple in the jungle. Terry persuades Raji to carry out his father's desire and accompanies him on the long trip. The boys are menaced by tigers and by the evil One-Eye, a man who wants to steal the valuable white elephant. With the help of Terry's father, who regains his courage, the boys safely accomplish their ... +


After the death of his mother, 13-year-old Terry journeys from Wyoming to India to join his father, Hugh Bowen, a big-game hunter whom the boy idolizes. Arriving a day earlier than expected, Terry walks to his father's house and is disappointed to find him reserved in his behavior. He then learns that his father has lost his courage after an almost fatal clawing by a tiger. Terry is further disillusioned when his father, in fear, shoots a cheetah the boy was trying to tame. Terry runs away and meets Raji, an Indian boy whose father's dying wish was for the boy to deliver a sacred white elephant, the calf of the mammoth elephant Maya, to a distant temple in the jungle. Terry persuades Raji to carry out his father's desire and accompanies him on the long trip. The boys are menaced by tigers and by the evil One-Eye, a man who wants to steal the valuable white elephant. With the help of Terry's father, who regains his courage, the boys safely accomplish their mission. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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