Booloo (1938) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
5.0/ 10 (12 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Paramount Pictures [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 29 July 1938
(Finland) - 20 November 1938
(Denmark) - 28 November 1938
(Germany) - December 1938
(Portugal) - 28 March 1940

Running Time

THE AMAZING STORY OF BOOLOO, WHITE TIGER GOD OF THE SAKAI! (original poster-all caps) A breath-taking safari into the land the world never knew! (original poster) Thrill-packed adventures filmed in the Malay wilds where a daring white man braves the wrath of the death-dealing Sakais to prove the bloody legend of the woman-eating White Tiger! (orifinal poster) Drama ten times more thrilling than fiction! (original poster) LIFE AND DEATH IN THE JUNGLE! (original poster-all caps)

1930s, ancient-rite, archive-footage, character-name-in-title, china, chinese, club-membership, colonel, danger, deceased-father, deity, elephant, englishman, escape, explorer, explorers-club, father-daughter-relationship, hero, honor, jungle, leopard, london-england, low-budget-film, maiden, malaya,

Technical Support
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.37 : 1

Related Pictures

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Full Cast

  1. De Souza, Herbert as (as Herbert DeSouza) [Rod DeSouza] <4>
  2. Ito, Michio as [Sakai Chief] <16>
  3. Kenny, Colin as [Radio operator] <12>
  4. King, Claude (I) as [Major Fenton] <6>
  5. Lee, Ah as [Lee] <15>
  6. Morgan, Clive (I) as [Radio Operator] <11>
  7. Pape, Lionel as [2nd Governor] <9>
  8. Pullen, Fred (I) as [Nah Laku] <5>
  9. Raikes, Napier as [3rd Governor] <10>
  10. Simpson, Ivan F. as (as Ivan Simpson) [1st Governor] <8>
  11. Smalley, Phillips as [4th Governor] <13>
  12. Stack, William (I) as [Colonel Stanley Jaye] <7>
  13. Sutton, John (I) as [Ferguson] <14>
  14. Tapley, Colin as [Captain Robert Rogers] <1>
  15. Clark, Mamo as [Native Girl] <3>
  16. Regan, Jayne (I) as [Kate Jaye] <2>


  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Thriller

Full Plot

A young-stiff-upper-lipped British officer, Robert Rogers writes a book about a white tiger and sacrifices of native girls by the Sakai tribe in Malaya. But the critics ridicule the book. Since the book was based on stories Robert's father had told him, there isn't anything Robert can do but trek off to Malaya (after freshening up in Singapore) and prove his old daddy had given him the straight scoop. Especially since the London Explorer's Society had removed the elder Roberts' plaque from its hallowed walls. (Back off...nobody claimed it was going to be "Four Feathers.") Some credibility is lost when, warming up before going after the white tiger, Roberts lassos a Saladang which is advertised as being the most feared animal in the world. Evidently, this Saladang doesn't know his reputation and just reacts to getting roped as calmly as your-everyday water buffalo chewing on his cud. But later on Roberts is captured by a fierce tribe of natives, gets clawed by a tiger, rescues Mamo Clark from being sacrificed, and has several encounters with pythons, who appear to not be an endangered species as they are hanging from every tree limb in Malaya. Jayne Regan provides the romantic interest as the---what else when British officers are concerned---Colonel's daughter. And, ere long or about an hour, Roberts returns and makes the scoffing club members put his father's plaque back upon their stuffy Les Adams Plot not found

Movie Certificate

Approved (USA)
Passed (USA)(National Board of Review)
K-16 (Finland)


  1. Berger, Carl (photography)
  2. Sharp, Henry (I) (photography)
  3. Wetzler, Ben (photography)


MCA/Universal Pictures [us] - (1958) (USA) (TV)
Paramount Pictures [us] - (1938) (USA) (theatrical)

Film Editors

  1. Warren, Eda


  1. Zukor, Adolph (presenter)

Other Titles

  1. Der weiße Tiger (1938) (ENG)

  2. La tigre bianca (1938) (ENG)

  3. Tigre bianca, La (1938) (ITA)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Malaya
  2. Singapore


- One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.