Man-Eater of Kumaon

Man-Eater of Kumaon is a 1948 American adventure film directed by Byron Haskin and starring Sabu, Wendell Corey and Joy Page.[1] The film was made after the success of the Jim Corbett book Man-Eaters of Kumaon, published in 1944. The film was not based on any of the stories of the Corbett's bestselling book, but used a fictional plot.

Man-Eater of Kumaon
Directed byByron Haskin
Produced byMonty Shaff
Frank P. Rosenberg
Written byRichard G. Hubler
Alden Nash
Screenplay byJeanne Bartiett m
Lewis Meltzer
Based onJim Corbett
Wendell Corey
Joy Page
Music byHans J. Salter
CinematographyWilliam C. Mellor
Edited byGeorge M. Arthur
(as George Arthur)
Shaff Productions
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • July 1, 1948 (1948-07-01)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States


A white doctor (Wendell Corey) learns from a native couple (Sabu, Joy Page) during a tiger hunt in India.


  • Sabu as Narain
  • Wendell Corey as Dr. John Collins
  • Joy Page as Lali (billed as Joanne Page)
  • Morris Carnovsky as Ganga Ram
  • Argentina Brunetti as Sita
  • Jimmy Mossas Panwah
  • Ted Hecht as Native doctor
  • John Mansfield as Bearer
  • Eddie Das as Ox-Cart Driver
  • Charles Wagenheim as Panwah's Father
  • Estelle Dodge as Panwah's mother
  • Lal Chand Mehra as Farmer
  • Phiroze Nazir as Farmer
  • Virginia Wave as Farmer
  • Frank Lackteen as Villager
  • Jerry Riggio as Villager
  • Neyle Morrow as Villager
  • Ralph Moody as Villager
  • Alan Foster as Villager


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