Maya (1966)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Release Date - May 26, 1966 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Young Terry Bowen (Jay North) joins his big-game hunting father Hugh (Clint Walker) in India after his mother dies in this sentimental adventure. Hugh loses his courage after an incident with a tiger, and Terry loses respect for his father after he shoots a young cheetah that Terry was nursing back to health. He runs away and meets Raji (Sajid Khan), a young Hindu boy who promised his dying father he would deliver a white baby elephant named Maya to a sacred jungle temple. Terry agrees to help Raji, setting the stage for colorful jungle adventures in their quest. Highlights are the Indian jungle scenes and the exotic wildlife of the region. The feature spawned a short-lived television series.

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transportation, animal, big-game-hunt, boy, coward, death, disillusionment, East Indian, elephant, family, father, friendship, jungle, promise, runaway [from home], temple, tiger